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 US - Based Group Moves To Save Edo Language From Extinction



Eten n'ighan,
Ma ye owa, ma vbe ye egbe eheneden re.  IYARE!
I am glad to join my other brothers and sisters in informing you that our scholarship award program was highly appreciated and many more are expected to participate in supporting this years program financially.
I cannot emphasize how much the need to focus on our language promotion and development was emphasized both my Omo N'Oba N'Edo, our Palace Chiefs as well as the Academia's in our homeland.
I was personally very strict in my home by enforcing the speaking only in Edo Language during my stay.
The recipients of the awards were very grateful and diligently addressed the house in Edo Language.  Their picture can be seen in the attached January 01, 2011 Observer publication.
Many thanks to brother Victor Oronsaye who opened his house for this notable event and entertained us with the best feast ever topped with fresh palm wine and congo meat.
Eguae Tue Uwa hia,
Oba gha to Okpere. ISE!
Augustina Omosigho Iyare,
Publicity Secretary
Umagbae World Association.


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