So the first time I heard this, I rolled my eyes thinking, “is it impossible?” I was proved wrong but I still nursed that conception of impossibility in my head as the practical example I was given was just one word.
I innocently thought it was a mere coincidence until I decided to compare and contrast a few words from both Igbo and Yoruba languages; some of these words can be found in the Igbo101 and Yoruba101 apps. My findings were satisfying and I was able to find a basis for more research.
This is a list of ten similar words in Igbo and Yoruba language. Feel free to feel surprised!