Ubang community where men and women speak different languages

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Ubang community is a place in Cross River, Nigeria where the men and women speak different languages but understand themselves perfectly. Amazing right?

The elders said God descended on one of the mountains in the villages of Okiro and stood on the rock at the peak of the mountain and distributed languages.

Here's a link to the article.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/tower-babel-ubang-criver-community-men-women-speak-different-languages/

Kevwe A.

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That's one of the strangest language articles I've ever read. The men and women speak different languages, but they understand each other. In my village, the men and women speak the same language but they don't understand each other.

 

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Wow! Very interesting!  

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leosmith wrote:

That's one of the strangest language articles I've ever read. The men and women speak different languages, but they understand each other. In my village, the men and women speak the same language but they don't understand each other.

I know right? Even I marvel at it. I only just found out about this yesterday.

Kevwe A.

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Charlyn wrote:

Wow! Very interesting!

Thanks Charilyn.

Kevwe A.

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leosmith wrote:

In my village, the men and women speak the same language but they don't understand each other.


 Very apparent to other communities anywhere.

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leosmith wrote:

That's one of the strangest language articles I've ever read. The men and women speak different languages, but they understand each other. In my village, the men and women speak the same language but they don't understand each other.


specially married couples. lol

do the right thing even when nobody is watching

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This is very fascinating. Thank you for sharing this. I love learning about other cultures and languages! 

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TaylorFabio wrote:

This is very fascinating. Thank you for sharing this. I love learning about other cultures and languages!

You're welcome Taylor! Me too...

Kevwe A.

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Ha! This is really fun


So in that place the men can really say "These women literally can not be understood" :D :D 

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leosmith wrote:

That's one of the strangest language articles I've ever read. The men and women speak different languages, but they understand each other. In my village, the men and women speak the same language but they don't understand each other.

That is exactly what I was thinking. Lol

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dragonsky wrote:

Ha! This is really fun

So in that place the men can really say "These women literally can not be understood" :D :D

Oh my goodness I am laughing so hard

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dragonsky wrote:

Ha! This is really fun

So in that place the men can really say "These women literally can not be understood" :D :D

Very funny

But they actually do understand themselves.

Kevwe A.

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Wow - fascinating article! I wonder if there are words that don't exist in both genders. 

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meifeng wrote:

Wow - fascinating article! I wonder if there are words that don't exist in both genders.

I doubt, because the language they both speak are complete. The only difference is men speak one and women speak another. What fascinates me is, they never mix it or mistakenly speak the other's language.

Kevwe A.

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This is actually amazing. I served in Cross River and they literally have more than 20 languages if not more in that state. Different villages,different languages.

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