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North Akoko, usually abbreviated to Akoko and also known as Arigidi, is a dialect cluster spoken in Nigeria. It appears to form a branch of the "Yoruba–Edo–Akoko–Igbo" (YEAI) group of Niger–Congo languages. It is spoken in the LGAs of Akoko North East, Akoko North West, Ekiti East, and Ijumu (Ethnologue).

(North) Akoko
Arigidi
Native toNigeria
RegionOndo State, Kogi State, Ekiti State
Native speakers
(48,000 cited 1992)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3aqg
Glottologarig1246[2]

VarietiesEdit

Akokoid varieties include Arigidi, Erúṣú, Oyín, Ìgáṣí Eṣé, Urò, Ọ̀jọ̀, Àfá, Ògè, Ìdò, and Àjè.[3]

ReconstructionsEdit

The following list of Proto-Akokoid reconstructions is from Blench (n.d.).[4]

Gloss Proto-Akokoid
head *igírí
hair *icírí
eye *íjù
ear *útó
nose *úwɔ̃́
mouth *odòrũ
tooth *eɲĩ
tongue *írɛ̃́
jaw *àmgbà
chin *ùlɛ, *olò
beard *ìlɛ̀
neck *ògúgɔ̀
breast *íkpɔ
heart *ɛ̀gɛ̀, *ɔkɔ̃̀
belly *ìgɔ
stomach
navel *ípɔ̃́
back *òsũ
arm, hand *úwɔ́
nail *íŋgà
buttocks *imbɔ̃̀
penis *ìndù
vagina
thigh #koko
leg *ùhò
knee *igɔ̀
body *ìji
skin *àla
bone *íkpĩ

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (North) Akoko at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Arigidi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Oshodi, Boluwaji. 2012. The Arigidi Cluster: an Internal Re-classification. Towards Proto-Niger-Congo: Comparison and Reconstruction (International Congress), 18-21 September 2012, Paris.
  4. ^ Blench, Roger. Comparative Akokoid.