Words for colours and colour-related expressions in Igbo (Ásụ̀sụ̀ Ìgbò), a Volta-Niger language spoken mainly in southeast Nigeria.
adba - colour
ojii, ojiī - black
ọcha - white, light-coloured, clean, pure, undefiled
mmee mmee - red, reddish; ọbara ọbara - red
edo edo - yellow; ògùlu ògùlù - yellow; àkpammānụ - yellow, brown
anụnụ anụnụ - blue
ndụ ndụ - green; akwụkwọ ndụ - green (“green leaves”)
aja aja - brown; àkpammānụ - yellow, brown
ire ire - pink
pọpọ pọpọ, nchara nchara - orange
ntụ ntụ - grey
odo odo - purple
ọla ọcha - silver
ọnā èdò, ọla edo - gold
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