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How do you translate this specific body parts in your language:

finger, elbow, shoulder

toes, ankles shins, knees, pelvis

Do you have a general or common word for the leg or the hand which you use for its various parts.

For example, in yoruba we use the word ese to describe the leg, but what of different parts of the legs like toes, ankles, knees, shins and hips, do we use the same word like ese(in the case of yorubas) to describe all this parts of the legs.

What of the hand? is there a specific word for the fingers elbows and shoulder or you call them one general name like owo (in the case of yorubas).

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yeah, i now remember ukhon for navel and echara unu for lips and that proverb. we used it a lot to tease kids who had the somali-type of teeth.

but i cant remember urhu a(o)bo for elbow. maybe it will come to me when broken down

urhu means what?

and thnx for the correction of ihien

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joystick--manliness

womanliness---kitten

Anus-----Bottom

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hand - obo

head - uhun

eyes - aro

nose - ihue

mouth - unu

ear - ehor

teeth - akun

eyebrow - ifun aro

fingers - ikhen

forehead - ukpoko (altho this only applicable to rihanna-type of forehead)

neck - ehoe

shoulder - izabo

waist/hips - ekun

bottom - ikebe

legs - owe

thigh - ikuawe

knees - igbon

toes - ikhen owe

heels - atate owe

dick - ekia

Kitty-Cat - uhe

Bottom-hole - onisan

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Yoruba

Thigh: Itan

Knee : Orokun

Toe. :Ika ese

Finger: Ika owo

Shoulder: Ejika

Nails : Ekanna

Ankle : orun ese

Foot: Atelese

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How do you translate this specific body parts in your language:

finger, elbow, shoulder

toes, ankles shins, knees, pelvis

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Butt = Idi

Thigh = Itan

Waist = Iba'di

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I thought itan was the thigh

@Msawnzigirl

Is that one of Nigeria's tribe? Sounds unfamiliar

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rooster ---- Oko

kitten -- Obo

bosom -- Omun

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I think waist should be idi since waist beads are called ileke idi.

Hips are itan or ibadi, from that online dictionary.

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finger: ika

fingernails:ekana

elbow: igunpa/ igbonwo

shoulder:ejika

toes: ika ese

ankles:koko ese / kokose

knees: orukun

pelvis: idabu-igbaroko

http://books.google.com/books?id=UuUNAAAAYAAJ&printsec=titlepage&source=gbs_v2_summary_r&cad=0

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FL Gators

This are the exact translations that i need, i know the others.

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In Kalabari,

Hand: Bara

Fingers: Bara tungbali

Head: Sibi

Eyes: Tongbo

Nose: nini

Mouth: bibi

Ears: beri

Teeth: Aka

Chest : ekpe

Forehead: Fubara

Shoulder: Apana

Belly: Furo

Body : Oju

womanliness : Peke

Waist: Konju

Leg: buo

knee: buo kuku

Cheek: amgba

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Chiogo, that's the reason I asked. I wanted to know how close that language was/is to Igbo.

Ifyalways, thank you.

nagoma, which language is that?

Note: I've re-edited my list of translated body part.

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Interesting topic

Hand: Hannu

Head: Kai

Eyes: Ido

Nose: hanchi

Mouth: baki

Ears: kunne

Teeth: hakora

Lips: lebe

Eyebrow: gira

Neck: wuya

Fingers: yatsu

Cheeks: kumatu

Forehead: goshi

Shoulder: kafada

Elbow: gwiwar hannu/tsugurguma

Arm: damtse

Wrist: wuyan hannu

bosom: nono/mama

Tips: bakin nono

Chest: kirji

Tummy: chiki

Navel: chibiya

Waist: kukuru/kunkumi

Hips: kotolo

Buttom: duwawu

Legs: kafa

Thigh: chinya

Patella:? kokon gwiwa

Knees: gwiwa

Ankles: idon sau

Toes: yatsu

Heels:dudduge

sole: tafin kafa/tafin sau

tongue; harshe

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^^^lolz

@Topic,Igbo contd

Tips:Onu ara.

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joystick=aloy

womanliness= emeka

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womanliness?

joystick?

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Notice how nose, ears, and mouth are similar in igbo and yoruba.

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FL Gators, which language is that?

Igbo

(RE-EDITED FOR PROPER PRONUNCIATION, not including tone, nasalization or aspirations)

Pelvis: Ọkpụ (or Ọkpụkpụ Ọkpụ if you want to refer specifically to the pelvis bone itself).

Hand: Aka

Head: Isi

Eyes: Anya

Nose: Ịmị

Mouth: Ọnụ

Ears: Nti

Teeth: Eze

Lips: Egbigbere Ọnụ

Eyebrwo: Iku Anya

Fingers: Mkpisi Aka

Cheeks: Nti

Forehead: Egedege Ịhụ

Neck: Olu

Shoulder: Ngụ

Elbow: Akpụ Aka

Arm: Aka

Wrist: Mgbaji Aka

bosom: Ara

unmentionables: Ọnụ Ara

Chest: Obi

Tummy: Afọ

Navel: Otuvu

Waist: Ukwu

Hips: Ọkpụ

Bottom: Otula/Otele/Ike/Ọnụshi

Legs: Ụkwụ

Thigh: Apata

Patella: Ikpere (or Ọkpụkpụ Ikpere or Okpu Ikpere [kneecap] if you want to be specific, or directly translate it from English)

Knees: Ikpere

Toes: Mkpisi Ụkwụ

Heels: Ikere Ụkwụ

Ankles: Mgbaji Ụkwụ

In regards to "wrist" and "ankle", I asked my father, and Mgbaji Aka/Ụkwụ is what he thought, although he said he's not entirely sure, because he hasn't used the words "wrist" or "ankle" in about 5 - 10 years, according to him. He thought up Mgbaji Aka/Ụkwụ as a way to explain the flexible joint area.

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Interesting topic

Hand: Owo

Head: Ori

Eyes: oju

Nose: imu

Mouth: enu

Ears: eti

Teeth: Eyin

Lips: ete

Eyebrow: Irun oju

Neck: orun

Fingers: ?

Cheeks: ?

Forehead: ?

Shoulder: ?

Elbow: ?

Arm: ?

Wrist: ?

bosom: Oyan

Tips: ?

Chest: ?

Tummy: ?

Navel: ?

Waist: ?

Hips: ?

Buttom: Idi

Legs: ese

Thigh: ?

Patella:?

Knees: ?

Ankles: ?

Toes: ?

Heels:?

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