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This is a listicle of Igbo words for home resources and the corresponding translations in English language.
Composition Of A House In Igbo Language.
Ụlọ = House.
Ọnụụlọ, imeụlọ, or mgbe = Room.
Mgbe can be a connecting hall.
Mbara = Livingroom, parlour, sittingroom.
Akụkwa = diningroom.
Obu = Bedroom.
Ọkpụkpọ = Bed.
Usekwu = Kitchen.
Ùkoekwū = kitchen cabinets.
Ọjụoyi = refrigerator.
Ogwo = Toilet.
Ụzọ = Portal, doorway, gateway.
Mgbō, ibo, ọnụụzọ = Door.
Ahụaja = Wall.
Mkpakata, mgbidi, mgbala = Fence.
Each term signifies a particular structure of a fence, depending on the building materials.
They can synonymously mean a general fence.
There are numerous ways to say a gate in Igbo language.
These are explained below.
1. Mgbachiụzọ or, simply, mgbachi.
Mgbachi is the barrier which restricts movement through the ụzọ.
2. Ogugu-ntubichi is a common term for a gate.
3. Asiakara is a less used form of a gate.
4. Ọnụogo is even rarer than an asiakara.
5. Ibo ọnụụzọámá.
This specifies the barrier, ibo, which determines the traffic through the ụzọ.
6. Ọnụụzọámá refers, in particular, to a gate to a city or a larger environment relative to an individual residence.
7. Ọnụụzọezi is a gate to a residence, where ezi is the closest environment to an individual residence.
Ama = Quarters or city.
Ezi = Compound, building, premises.
Mbaraezi = Courtyard.
Igodo = Key.
Okpokoro = table.
Mpio, ụzọoyi, mgbōoyi = Window.
Ọdọụgbọala = Carpark.
Ezinaụlọ = Family, household.
Ụmụrịma = Children, offspring.
Ndemụrụ = parents.
Onyemụrụ = parent.
Ọkwara = son; specifically, the first son.
It is a generic term for each male offspring.
Ọkpara is the term used in some parts of AlaIgbo.
Ada = daughter; refers to the first daughter.
It is a generic term for each female offspring.
Nwa or nwanta = child.
Okenye = adult.
Ndebi or Ndibi = Residents.
Ndebi and Ndịbi are the Isuikwuatọ and Standard Igbo terms, respectively.
Ndeọbịa or Ndịọbịa = Guests, nonresidents.
Ndeọbịa is the Isuikwuatọ term while Ndịọbịa is Standard Igbo language.
Ụlọobibi = Home, residence.
Ụlọọrụ = Office.
Mbuli = Lift.