Isoko

Isoko is a member of the Southwestern Edoid branch of the Volta-Niger language family. It is spoken by about 681,000 people mainly in the Isoko South, Isoko North and part of Ndokwa East Local Government Areas (LGA) of Delta State in southern Nigeria. There are also some speakers in the Sagbama LGA of Bayelsa State and in Orhionmwon LGA in Edo State.

Isoko is written with the Latin script, and there is a version of the Bible in the language.

Isoko alphabet and pronunciation

Isoko alphabet and pronunciation

Hear how to pronounce Isoko:

Download an alphabet chart for Isoko (Excel)

Sample text (The Lord's Prayer - Matthew 6:9-13)

  1. Fikiere wha lẹ epa onana: Ọsẹ mai nọ ọ rọ obọ odhiwu, Odẹ ra ojọ ọrẹri.
  2. Uvie ra oze, Epanọ a rọ obọ odhiwu ru orọ eva ra, ru re a jọ akpọ na ru ere re.
  3. Rehọ emu inẹnẹ kẹ omai nẹnẹ;
  4. Rehọ osoriọ mai vrẹ omai, wọhọ epanọ ma rọ vrẹ eriosa mai;
  5. Who su omai ruọ ẹdawọ họ, Rekọ si omai no eyoma

Source: http://www.marysrosaries.com/Isoko_prayers.html

Translation

  1. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
  2. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
  3. Give us this day our daily bread.
  4. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
  5. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen

Source: Bible.com

Sample videos in Isoko

Information about Isoko | Numbers

Links

Information about Isoko
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isoko_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/iso
https://berikium33.fandom.com/wiki/Isoko_phonology
https://www.isokonewyork.org/isoko-language.html
https://learnisoko.blogspot.com/
https://www.youtube.com/@LearnIsokoLanguage/videos

Volta-Niger languages

Aja, Ayizo, Edo, Ewe, Fon, Gen, Igbo, Ikwerre, Isoko, Nupe, Ogba, Urhobo, Yorùbá

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

Page created: 21.12.22. Last modified: 27.12.22

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