let me put the question in context as i'm sure you're not a hebrew israelite.<quoted text>
language study is the best approach to understanding history.
I have studied igbo in comparison to Hebrew; and I can comfortably say that the languages are EXACTLY the same, 100% accuracy!
Likewise, just like Hebrew was the first language, I have seen how many other languages like yoruba, hausa, akan, etc all have elements of igbo that shown how igbos ruled them! For example, the names of yoruba gods are all derived from igbo Lang.
Another main point is that these other languages have igbo word that the languages couldn't define. GET IT; igbo is the root language, so when a word is passed across to another language like yoruba and after many years of foreign influence like slavery, slave trade, colonialism which caused culture to fade a bit; the yoruba COULDNT define all those igbo words anymore, but igbo can define the words.
For example oduduwa, egugun, orisha, oluwa, yoruba, etc are all igbo words, and if you go to yourba sites to find the meanings in comparing to what they are supposed to stand for , it doesn't add up! For instance they might call egugun 'masquerade' or 'head masquerade'!
But igbo will give you a more detailed meaning of all these words and the meanings will also connect the thing being described to other correlated things like events, places, people, eras, etc!!!!!!! IGBO IS VERY REFINED and DEEP!!!!!!!
Again the yorubas claimed a lot about having the empires, but just look at the biggest market in west Africa you see its located in onitsha where their Orisha came from!!!!!
Also if you study yoruba lengends you see they say that when they came, they had to send moremi to go and learn the secrets of an igbo 'king'....... Modern yourbas saw the controversy that legend caused how it exposed their fallicious claims of being here before the igbo, so they started 'editing' it to remove the igbos from the picture.........
So there are many ways to find these things out!!!!
the bhi (black hebrew israelites) doctrine claims AA are *NOT* hamitic africans but asiatic shemites. asiatic meaning that we migrated to african and WA, from levant/mesopotamia fairly recently with in the biblical timeline, as 'lost' isralites - GAD, DAN, or some other israelite tribe.
so let me ask, do you agree with this assertion??