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Names of God in Nigerian languages

There are over four hundred ethnic groups in Nigeria and over five hundred dialects across the country. This means that each of these languages worships God in different names. We have compiled some of the names of God in different Nigerian languages and their meaning in English.

Like you know and as taught in social studies, there are three major tribes in Nigeria and many other minor tribes. So in this article, we have compiled some of the names of God in the major tribes in Nigeria and then names of God in other Nigerian tribes.

Names of God in Hausa

  • Ubangiji – It means the Supreme Being
  • Sariki n Salama – It means Prince of Peace.
  • Ubanjidi n Dunia – It means Master of the World.
  • Mai Taimako – It means the Helper.
  • Ruhun Hikima – It means Spirit of Wisdom.
  • Allah Mai Iko – It means Powerful God.
  • Allah Mai Girma – It means Great God.
  • Tushen Rai – It means the author of Life.
  • Uba Madu Kaki – Meaning the Father of Glory.

Names of God in Igbo

~ Chineke – It means the creator of the world.
~ Ebube dike – It means strong and powerful God.
~ Oje na Mmuo – It means the God that works in the Spirit.
~ Oputa Obie – It means one who is the beginning and the end.
~ Odogwu Akataka – This name means fearless warrior.
~ Ejide obi esike – It means God is my confidence.
~ Echeta Echezo nkpa – This name means “he that takes away pain and worries”.
~ Di nwanyi isi mpe – The meaning of this name – God is the husband of the widow.
~ Dike na’ gba – This name means mighty man in battle.
~ Onye gara ije na enu mmiri- It means he that walked upon the sea.
~ Obata obie – It means the God that put ends every trouble.
~ Akwakwuru – Akwakwuru means the unmovable God.
~ Agu n’eche mba – It means the Lion that guards the city.
~ Odu ebo Judea – It means the lion of the tribe of Judah.
~ Dike na’gha – It means mighty Warrior.
~ Chi ne cherem – The God that thinks for me.
~ Eze ndi Eze – It means the King of kings.
~ Oku n’ere ere – It means God is a consuming fire.
~ Ebube mbekumbe – Forever glorious.

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Names of God in Yoruba

Oluwa – One of the common of Names of God in Yoruba meaning Lord.

Olorun – It also means Lord

Olodumare or Eledumare – It means the Almighty.

Adagba ma paaro oye – It means that the God who
does not change no matter how old he is.

Alagbawi Eda – The defender of man.

Atorise – It means the God who can turn bad situations to good.

Atererekariaye – It means the one that spreads out across the earth.

Atofarati – It means the God you can lean on.

Awimayehun – The one that speaks and does not change his words.

Asoromaye – The God that speaks and does not fail to bring it to pass.

Awamaridi – It means the unsearchable God.

Arugbo ojo – it means the Ancient of Days.

Atogbojule – The one that is dependable.

Kabiyeesi – It means King.

Metalokan – It means the three in one God (Trinity).

Oba awon Oba – This name means the Kings of Kings.

Ologojulo – It means the most glorious God.

Olorun Awon Olorun – It means the Lords of Lords.

Olugbala – It means the Saviour.

Oludariji – It means the one that forgives our sins.

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