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Nigeria

Jews Inhabited Both Sides of The Niger River

Jews Inhabited Both Sides of The Niger River

Source: Africa being an accurate description of the regions of Ægypt, Barbary, Lybia, and Billedulgerid, the land of Negroes, Guinee, Æthiopia and the Abyssines - Ogilby, John, 1600-1676 (University of Michigan) - Page 34 "Many Jews also are scatter'd over this Region; * some Natives, boasting themselves of Abrahams seed, inhabiting both sides the River Niger (Niger River): Others are Asian Strangers, who fled thither either from the desolation of Jerusalem by Vespa∣sian; or from Judea wasted and depopulated by the Romans, Persians, Saracens, and Christians: Or else such as came out of Europe, whence they were banish'd, viz. Out…
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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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