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15:48 Aug 10, 2000
Afrikaans to English translations [PRO]
Afrikaans term or phrase: obina
ny friend's name is Obina, and he told me thst it has a meaning, but he would not tell me what it meant. He told me that if I really wanted to know I would research it. He is from Nigeria
Ingrid
English translation:Obina
Explanation:
In Nigeria no-one speaks Afrikaans. In Nigeria they speak some native African
languages.
Afrikaans spoken in South Africa is very similar to Flemmish and Dutch.
So - Obina is not an Afrikaans word.
If you can find out what is the main African language spoken in Nigeria, you have a chance of finding out what Obina means. I will personally just phone the
nearest Nigerian Embassy or send them an email. They are sure to help you.
Good luck,
Nick
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na +1ObinaNick Smith
nanot Afrikaans, perhaps Japanese?
Samuel Murray
naNot Afrikaans.Nicolene Hogg


  

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Obina


Explanation:
In Nigeria no-one speaks Afrikaans. In Nigeria they speak some native African
languages.
Afrikaans spoken in South Africa is very similar to Flemmish and Dutch.
So - Obina is not an Afrikaans word.
If you can find out what is the main African language spoken in Nigeria, you have a chance of finding out what Obina means. I will personally just phone the
nearest Nigerian Embassy or send them an email. They are sure to help you.
Good luck,
Nick



    I spent the first 39 years of my life in South Africa.
Nick Smith
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agree  xxxjmonllop: It is not Swahili either.
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Not Afrikaans.


Explanation:
Nick above is right, it is not an Afrikaans word, maybe also try all those name sites on the Internet, some of them supply meanings.

Nicolene Hogg
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not Afrikaans, perhaps Japanese?


Explanation:
Here's the addresses of some Nigerian embassies:
http://www.embassyworld.com/embassy/nigeria.htm.

"Obi" is an Afrikaans word (probably borrowed from Japanese), it refers to the wide ribbon or sash or scarf worn by Japanese women round the waist with a big bow-tie knot at the back. The word "obina" is found on mostly on Japanese sites, and appears to be used as a first name at times. But I'm not expert in Japanese... ask the Japanese folk.


Samuel Murray
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Local time: 11:16
Native speaker of: Native in AfrikaansAfrikaans
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