Filipina were the guy all female
A lion pride is all females all the time. They catch the vast majority of the food, and they guard the territory from intruders—mostly other females that live nearby looking to expand their own territories. The heart and soul of the pride. All the male lions have central and memorable roles in the film: Simba, the main character destined to become king.
Years old: I am 34
Chief Ibang has dreams that one day a language centre will be set up in Ubang, showcasing the uniqueness of the community's two languages.
But she says she is among many young people within the community who plan to pass the languages down to their children even if they leave Ubang. He holds up a yam and asks his daughter what it is called.
Search the united nations
And there are many other examples, such as the word for clothing, which is "nki" for men and "ariga" for women. They view this unique difference as "a blessing from God", but as more young people leave for greener pastures and the English language becomes more popular, there are concerns it won't survive, reports the BBC's Yemisi Adegoke. This mirrors what is happening across Nigeria.
It also states that "every child shall learn the language of the immediate environment". But there are different theories about how it happened.
Nigeria country profile. They don't sound alike, they don't have the same letters, they are completely different words. That's why Ubang has the benefit of two languages - we are different from other people in the world.
You may also like:. Published 18 February Published 30 August Published 31 August Around the BBC. Mr Ochui says more needs to be done to preserve Ubang's languages. But in Ubang's "male language" the word for yam, one of Nigeria's staple foods, is "itong".
More on this story. It's like they're in separate worlds, but sometimes those worlds come together and you see that pattern in the language as well. But these days, few young people speak either fluently.
She notes that her theory does not have all the answers. Africa Today podcasts. There are concerns about the survival of the different languages. Ubang people are immensely proud of their language difference and see it as a of their uniqueness. Stella Odobi, a student in Ubang, agrees more need to be done to stop the languages dying.
Ms Undie has an anthropological theory. Related Topics.
God's plan was to give each ethnic group two languages, but after creating the two languages for the Ubang, he realised there were not enough languages to go around, he explains. Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa are Nigeria's major languages, as well as English - used to foster unity in a country with numerous ethnic groups. In the Linguistic Association of Nigeria said that 50 of the nation's languages could disappear in the next few years if drastic measures were not taken.
Read this next
She says the differences are far greater than, for example, British and American versions of English. However, both men and women are able to understand each other perfectly - or as well as anywhere else in the world. Most of the community offer a Biblical explanation. Mr Ochui says he is worried about the consequences of "demonising" the mother tongue in an attempt to encourage students to speak English instead.
By the age of 10, boys are expected to speak the "male language", he says. Dressed in a brightly coloured traditional outfit, a red chief's cap and holding a staff, Chief Oliver Ibang calls over his two young children, eager to demonstrate the different languages. Language Nigeria. Nobody will tell him he should change to the male language. Neither the male nor female language is written down so their futures depend on the younger generation passing them down.
And he is confident that the languages will survive.
' of maturity'
If does not switch to the correct language by a certain age, they are considered "abnormal", he says. The three major languages are taught in schools as part of the country's National Policy on Education, which speaks of the importance of preserving culture. It is not clear exactly what proportion of words are different in the two languages and there is no pattern, such as whether the words are commonly used, related or linked to traditional roles for men or women.
In Ubang, a farming community in southern Nigeria, men and women say they speak different languages. This might be partly because boys grow up speaking the female language, as they spend most of their childhoods with their mothers and other women, as Chief Ibang explains. But this is not being enforced in Ubang, where children are discouraged from, and even punished for, speaking their language in school.