Nigerians from different tribes have more in common than they think.

When someone says “One Nigeria”, many Nigerians internally scoff. Some even go as far as doing it on the outside. This is because Nigeria is full of many tribes who do not seem to have a lot in common.

But when you look closely, many Nigerian tribes have many things in common such as culture, food and even languages. The Yorubas and Igbos may seem to be as different as the sun and moon. But they have lots in common, especially in language. Here are 7 words you’d find in both Yoruba and Igbo languages, although they may have different meanings and pronunciations:

1.  Ile

Any Yoruba person will tell you that this word means “house”. In the Igbo language, this word means “tongue”.

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Ile House/Tongue Collage

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