A group of Chinese kids has stirred up massive reactions among Nigerians online after a clip of them learning the Igbo language surfaced online.
The kids were captured in uniform and orderly seated in a classroom as they chorused basic Igbo words echoed by the teacher.
The teacher presumably a Nigerian taught the pupils the language with a recitation style which could aid retention.
His voice could be reciting Igbo words with an English translation. Words included in his nursery rhyme-like recitation include; Igbo and English words for today, water, fire, tomorrow, and a few others.
Watch the video below:
Social media users who saw the video could not stop gushing over it. They took to the comment section to share their thoughts. Some reactions are shown below:
mhiz.mabella said, “This is one of the benefits Governments should have given to governments schools no be only French language 😂😂”.
mikky4real1 said, “Some of them speaks igbo because they share same business inclinations with Ndị Igbo! If you are into motor spare parts, there are chances you know some of their ladies like Lilian, candy and Emily These three speaks igbo fluently! In short Igbos who import auto replaceable parts from China have nicknamed Candy Nwanyị Nnewi! 😀”.
mayoral_wardrobez said, “Igbo traders visit China every minute.. Learning igbo language is amazing… And a lot of our igbo brothers are fluent in Chinese too.. 👏👏👏”.
ikeogwa said, “Igbos please gather up here 🫂❤️ Ezigbo nwannem.”
_tessiee_e said, “Nigerians saying Nigeria to the world are just hilarious. They’re learning your languages, appropriating your culture and all so that you can never hide anything from them. They’re coming for everything you have and we’re here applauding🤦🏾♀️”.