A STUDY OF ETHYMOLOGY, ETHNOLOGY AND LEXICAL HYBRID IN OGU LANGUAGE

PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 2018

AUTHOR: Koko, Oluwapelumi Joseph
Department of French, Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Nigeria

Abstract
This study treats the etymology, ethnology and lexical hybrid of Ogu language by first excavating
into the genealogical history of Egun people who are the speakers of this language. It also cut
across the origin of Ogu language examining the lexis and where it originated from. All this
knowledge intimates us with the culture and tradition of Egun people. The study equally examines
lexis of Ogu language which originated from Ewe, Fon, and Yoruba with evident, adequate and
detailed analysis. The study simply aims at appreciating the language and its speakers knowing
their origin and understanding why Egun people‟s culture and tradition are such. Finally it will
make know that virtually all languages of Edè /Gbè continuum have a lot of linguistics elements in
common and how they are interwoven lexically.

Keywords: Language, Egun people, etymology, linguistics elements.

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