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Nigerian Jews Spoke A Mixture of Maghrebian Arab, Ancient Hebrew and Local Patois

Nigerian Jews Spoke A Mixture of Maghrebian Arab, Ancient Hebrew and Local Patois

Source: Blacks Jews : The Religious Challenge or Politics Versus Religion (Cambridge University) - Page 235 "In Southern Nigeria the natives call Black Jews the strange people on the Emo Yo Quaim. They are called the B'nai Ephraim the sons of Ephraim. They claim that their ancestors came from Mo rocco and this is supported by Godbey who noted that their language is a mixture of Maghrebian Arab, ancient Hebrew and local patois: for example abu meaning father became y aba, umm for mother is close to the Hebrew word. These Emo Yo Quaim Jews live in the ondo district…
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Kumbaya (Kum-Ba-Yah): Did Black Slaves Sing Songs In Hebrew?

Kumbaya (Kum-Ba-Yah): Did Black Slaves Sing Songs In Hebrew?

[table id=6 /] [table id=1 /] Many of us have heard and even sang Kumbaya at some point in our lives, but most people aren't aware of the origin of the song or the meaning of the words. When I was in elementary school, we were told that it meant "come by here", and that's what myself and many others have believed for a long time. Did you know that that Kumbaya (Kum-ba-yah) is a Hebrew sentence?Did you know that it was sang in Gullah, which is a Hebrew word? The History of Kumbaya (Kum-Ba-Yah) According to history, the song…
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