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"Ọjị Abịala: An Igbo Podcast" takes a revamped and innovative approach towards learning to speak the Igbo language-- guaranteed to make you at least conversant. In doing so, it aims to promote Igbo culture, literature, and a greater sense of community, especially between Ndị Igbo in Nigeria and those in the diaspora. This Igbo podcast makes language learning a lifestyle and enjoyable!! Come and join the movement and spread the word. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/igbopodcast/support

Igbo Podcas‪t‬ Igbo Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 111 Ratings

"Ọjị Abịala: An Igbo Podcast" takes a revamped and innovative approach towards learning to speak the Igbo language-- guaranteed to make you at least conversant. In doing so, it aims to promote Igbo culture, literature, and a greater sense of community, especially between Ndị Igbo in Nigeria and those in the diaspora. This Igbo podcast makes language learning a lifestyle and enjoyable!! Come and join the movement and spread the word. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/igbopodcast/support

    Season II Finale Nwadiala

    Season II Finale Nwadiala

    In this episode we have a special guest Dr. M. O Ene and we explore the Nwadiala concept in Igbo culture. This is a concept that provides unique privileges and recognition to people from their maternal side of the family. 

    In this episode we also talk about his upcoming book that goes into  depths about the significance of the Kola Nut in the Igbo culture. To get on the waiting-list to be notified when the book is available please email igbopodcast @ gmail . com. 



    God bless you all for the continued support and we look forward to all thats to come in the New Year. 


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    • 58 min
    Somto Si Body Part III

    Somto Si Body Part III

    In this episode we learner a series of phrases in Igbo that utilize words of the body part to convey different meanings. For example "aka nri" translated directly means the hand of food, but it actually means "right" or "right hand." Another example is "iri ju afọ," which directly translated means "eaten till stomach full," but in actuality, it is a phrase that means "are you satisfied." We also learn Igbo verbs in the command or imperative form and practice the verbs and phrases in a game called "Somto si," similar to the game "Simon says." 



    For the full transcript of this episode email igbopodcast @ gmail DOT com 


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    • 37 min
    Bodily Functions

    Bodily Functions

    This episode focuses on learning how to talk about Bodily fluids (PG) and functions, such as crying, sweating, using the bathroom,  and more.  



    Looking for a transcript of the episode? Email igbopodcast @ gmail dot com to learn more about our show notes pdfs.


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    • 26 min
    Body Parts Intro

    Body Parts Intro

    This episode provides an intro to Igbo vocabulary of different parts of the body. 

    Looking for a transcript of the episode? Email igbopodcast @ gmail dot com to learn more about our show notes pdfs.


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    • 22 min
    Homographs II

    Homographs II

    This episodes shines further light on Homographs in Igbo. Homographs are words that have the same exact spelling but are different based off tones. In Igbo there are several words like this that can be quite tricky for a learner. This episode focuses on more comprehension and pronunciation exercises  



    Looking for a transcript of the episode? Email @igbopodcast @ gmail dot com to learn more about our show notes pdfs.


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    • 46 min
    Homographs I

    Homographs I

    This episodes focuses on Homographs in Igbo. Homographs are words that have the same exact spelling but are different based off tones. In Igbo there are several words like this that can be quite tricky for a learner. 

    Join us as we take learning tones to another level. 



    Looking for a transcript of the episode? Email @igbopodcast @ gmail dot com to learn more about our show notes pdfs. 






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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

JudyMFOparaji ,

Amazing!

Yes! This podcast is so necessary! As another Igbo child born in America, I thank you so much for bringing this to us! Finally giving me the courage and tools to learn my parents’ (and my) native language. Thank you!

Oluoma C. ,

Game changer

This podcast has been heaven sent especially in this pandemic where I am more settled to focus and dedicate time to practice. I practice what I’ve learned with my parents and my in-laws and it’s true practice really does ingrain the learning in my memory. I look forward to these podcast teachings and passing is down to my future children. Thank you for your dedication and passion for learning the language Ifunanya! 🙏🏾

ogechi onyeukwu ,

The culture

The culture appreciates you mama. Many blessings! Amazing content, easy to learn and fun!!

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