Osanobua is the name for God in the Edo language. It is often abbreviated as Osa, which is commonly integrated into modern Edo names, such as Esosa, which means God's goodness or gift; Eghosa, God's time; and Efosa, God's blessings or wealth.
Edo State has several areas with their own local dialects; Esan, Ewohimi, Ewato, Ewosa, Etsako, Ora, Auchi, Igueben and Iruekpen to mention but a few. The Esan people called God "Osenebra". It is often abbreviated as Ose. God is also described as "Ofuekenede" (merciful God), "Okakaludo" (stronger than stone), "Obonosuobo" (the great physician), etc.
Category:Names of God in African traditional religions