Ogam/Igbo dictionary - arranged by consonants
Dir. Prof. Catherine Acholonu-Olumba
The Catherine Acholonu Research Center (CARC) is the only organization on the African Continent that is engaged in Research on ancient African stone inscriptions and native Symbols as forms of linguistic expression. At the 'Rock Arts and Pan African Reinaissance Methodology Workshop' held in Kenya (May 23-24) in 2007 under the auspices of the Trust for African Rock Art (TARA) and the Center for Black and African Civilizations (CBAAC), the Catherine Acholonu Research Center made the first ever scientific presentation on African Rock Art as a means of linguistic expression and historican documentation by the ancients, before a gathering of African and non-African stakeholders, archaeologists, historians and anthropologists. The Catherine Acholonu Research Center, through the submission made by its Director, Professor Catherine Acholonu, who is also the Country Ambassador of the UNCCD Forum of Arts and Culture, Nigeria, was able to place the Pre-historic stone inscriptions of Ikom in Cross River State, Nigeria (known as Ikom monoliths) in the 2008 'World Monument Fund (WMF) Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites'. The WMF entry on Ikom monoliths emphasized that Ikom monoliths inscriptions represented 'a lost form of writing before 2000 BC'. By this the Catherine Acholonu Research Center has succeeded in putting it on global record that ancient Africans had an indigenous form of writing and that they wrote on stone before 2000 BC. This is a great achievement of the Center and its Director, Prof. Catherine Acholonu who personally made the submission from scientific data gathered through her research.
Ogam is one of the forms of linguistic expression invented by ancient Africans. We know this because, even though Ogam has not been translated by any of the international scholars who have been researching and transcribing it since the turn of the 20th Century, we have succeed, where others have failed, to tranlate Ogam into meaningful passages, wise sayings, proverbs and philosophical statements (see our numerous articles on the subject - some, posted on our website, some published on the Christine Pellech website and other also published by UNESCO Nigeria). Our 20 years research on the contributions of ancient Africans to World Civilizations (published in three full length publications totalling (1600 pages of research findings) have provided conclusive evidence that a Prehistoric African world conqueror and civilizer, known in ancient mythologies of the world by the name of Kush had created a Pre-historic civilization in West Africa from where he and his armies, and ministers travelled all around the world, bringing the first knowledge of religion, astronomy,alchemy or magic and writing.
Kush had an empire in the African rain forest known in various mythologies by such names as Tilmun, Punt, Meluhha, Biafra, Western Ethiopia and Old Kingdom Egypt. Its capital city was excavated in the 1950s by British archaeologist Thurstan Shaw. But Shaw (for reasons known to him alone) hid the fact that he had discovered a lost city. His dating of 900 AD was of course false, since he was operating ab initio from a perspective of withholding vital information. Catherine Acholonu Research Center has done extensive research on this lost civilization of Kush and discovered that the writings they gave to the world included Ogam, and Ogam hasbeen successfully translated into the native language of the people in whose land the lost city is located. That land and its people and language are called IGBO/IBO - the city itself was known in ancient Egypt as Yebu or Heliopolis. It is located in West Africa, Nigeria to be precise. Its old name was Igbo and its new name since colonial times is Igbo Ukwu.