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Learn Igbo: Animals

100 NAMES OF ANIMALS IN CENTRAL IGBO (with Audio)

Adaka – Ebu

view ape thinking primate Adaka Chimpanzee
close up photo of ant Agbisi Black Ant
leopard_2011 Agu Leopard
image Agu Owulu Wolf


gecko Agu ụlọ Wall Gecko
pd17906363-water_park_simulation_life_size_animatronic_animal_realistic_crocodile_models Aguiyi  Crocodile
_2808 Agwo  Snake
viper Ajuala  Viper
Scorpion_old Akpi  Scorpion
weaver ant Akpolide Weaver Ant (Usually found on mango trees)
honey-bee-side-view Añu  Bee
1513159950_943605_1513160271_sumarioapoyo_normal Añu Nta  Mosquito
termite Aruru  White Ant/Termite
buffalo Atu  Buffalo
140px-Lleyn_Sheep_001 Aturu  Sheep
brass-three-legged-toad-on-wealth-140x100watermark Awo  Toad
7cddc8134db0b8cf38943680a85ec902--freshwater-fish-for-sale-tropical-freshwater-fish Azu  Fish
talapia mozambique, talapia for sale Los Angeles, aquaponics Azu asa  Tilapia
Booted Eagle 0515a Ègbé  Black Eagle
2997035_thumbnail Nwamba/Buusu  Cat
Little Egret 9 Chekeleke  Egret
how-to-find-bed-bugs-bed-bug-guide-140x100 Chinchi/Ogii  Bed Bug
sea-animals-eel Ebi Iyi  Eel
23341 Ebi Ogwu  Porcupine
index Ebu (Isi kote ebu, O gbakasia nya aru)  Wasp

Ebula – Idide

Ebula  Ram
Echi Eteka  Gabon Viper
Edi Ura  African civet (a nocturnal animal known to sleep all day during the day. Used to refer to anyone who sleeps a lot)
Ediabali  Hyena
Egbe  Kite
Egule  Weaver bird
Ehi  Cow
Ejile/Ejula  Snail
Eke  Python
Eke Ogba  Boa Constrictor
Ele  Deer
Eleke Nti Oba  Swallow
Enwe  Monkey
Enyi  Elephant
Enyi Nnunu  Ostrich
Esu  Millipede
Ewii  Rabbit
Ewu (Male = Mkpi, Female = Nne Ewu)  Goat
Ezi  Pig
Ezi Ohia  Hog
Ibuba  Butterfly
Icheoku  Parrot
Idide  Earth Worm

Igwulube – Odokwuma

Igwulube  Locusts
Ijiji  House Fly
Ikili/Ikiri  Galago Bush baby
Ikpuru/Ndù  Maggot
Ikwikwi  Owl
Ịnyịnya  Horse
Inyinya Ibu  Camel
Isam  Periwinkle
Isha  Crayfish
Jaki  Donkey
Mbara  Frog
Mbe  Tortoise
Mbe mmiri  Turtle
Mbuzu/Ebe  Beetle
Mgbada  Antelope
Nchi  Grasscutter
Nduru  Pigeon
Ngwere aghu  Iguana
Ngwere/Ngwele  Lizard
Nkakwu/Nkapia  Shrew  (Mole-like rat that is known for its pungent smell.)
Nkita  Dog
Nkwo  Hawk
Nnunu (Generic name)  Bird
Nsiko  Crab
Nte  Cricket
Nwa Ọkụkọ  Chicken
Nyanwuruede  Fox
Nza  Sparrow
Odokwuma/Obogwu

 Duck


Odum – Utobo

Odum  Lion
Ọgazị  Guinea Fowl
Ogbakuluu  Centipede
Ogongolo  Praying Mantis
Oke  Rat
Oke Bekee  Guinea Pig
Okpo  Worm
Okpoko  Stork
Okporoko  Cod fish
Okuko (Male = Oke Ọkpa, Female = Nnekwu)  Fowl
Okwa  Bush Fowl Goose
Ọsa  Squirrel
Otu Kpokpo  Wood Pecker
Ọzọdimgba (Ọzọ, the king of wrestling)  Gorilla
Tatambeneke/chechembeleke  Swallow
Tolotolo/Torotoro  Turkey
Uchicha/Ochichi  Cockroach
Udele  Vulture
Ududo  Spider
Ugo  Eagle
Ugwumagala  Chameleon
Ukpala  Grasshopper
Usu  Bat
Utobo/Akum  Hippopotamus

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