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Yoruba Language and Culture

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Yoruba is a language predominately spoken in West Africa by approximately 20 million people. Ask questions about Yoruba language and culture here.
It's the sacrifice to get rid of bad energy and too have a fresh start or to prevent stuff from happening to you. It also is to feed the entities that take care of the world with all of them are different characters of god.
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Bawo Ni, Kilo n sele
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Yoruba is a tribe, but it is also a language. Not all people from the Yoruba tribe speak Yoruba as a language, and not all people that speak Yoruba are from the Yoruba tribe. For example, some from Akwa-ibom, Bendel, Delta, or Rivers tribe speak Yoruba.But most from the Yoruba tribe speak Yoruba, or…
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awo [ahh-WO]
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sho wa pa
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O dabo
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Yoruba People are a very large group of people residing mainly in the Western part of Nigeria. Nigeria resides in West Africa and is the largest country in West Africa. There are about 30 million Yoruba people in Nigeria with a few million residing in the Diaspora like Europe and America. During the…
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Iya-mother Iya mi-my mother ebi-family
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Mo ni fe re
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Swahili doesn't have a noun with this meaning. Aliyeokoka, one who was saved or has been saved. Ni wa pekee wa familia yake anayebaki, he or she is the only one left of his or her family.
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iwo
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aye [eye-YAY]
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formal: E pe mi [EH peh MEE] informal: Pe mi [peh MEE]
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Moti misi e
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more like an average very very lively Nigerians
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It depends what laguage. There are a lot of languages in Africa.
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At least 3 countries speak Yoruba, these are Nigeria, Togo Benin
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there are many and many of them if you would be specific in the aspect you want to know...
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Nitori kinni / bawo lose je
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e kaa ro means good morning. (e ca ro) i know because i am from Nigeria
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the yoruba people do not accept it infact it is a taboo and is NEVER tolerated.
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antonym: foe, enemy
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hello in Yoruba is bawoni
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Oluwa means "God"Kemi means "care for me" God cares for me
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'Welcome' in Yoruba language is 'Eku abo', which is more often than not shortened to "Ek'abo". Cheers.
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Mo nifẹẹ rẹ
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black people that hated each other
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Atata as in your dear mother: iya re atata
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Ore
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i love you
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There are the the sons of ham son of noah
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Odabo . That's one of the ways =)
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Ki Lo Sele
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fill in the gaps
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Ole Ife now part of osun state
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Either it's your original language or you can learn it from books, Internet, teachers ..........
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Emi [Aye-MEE]
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In Yoruba it's an insult that roughly means "you're a bastard"
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Nigeria
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Oluwa [oh-LOO-wahh]
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Iwo ni ololufemi
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Nigeria
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It was named (actually renamed) in honor of Augustus in 8 BC because several of the most significant events in his rise to power occurred then.
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yoruba people eat any type of penis
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here's hope
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informal ku aaro [KOO ah-row] kaaro [KAAH-aah-row]formale ku aaro [eh KOO ah-row]e kaaro [eh KAAH-aah-row]
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kọ̀nkọ̀
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Odaaro [Oh- DA-ah-Roh] --[say it fast]
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Emi ni
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considering the dialect it might be ayaba.
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Yoruba foods include the following: iyan eba amala isu ikokore obe-egusi ewa See related links for more information.
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the meaning may depend on the accent you say it with, but one meaning: it's like 'Amen' or 'so shall it be' pronounced [ah-SHAY]
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Yoruba is mainly spoken in Nigeria, but also spoken in Togo, Benin and some parts of Ghana (all in west Africa).
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formal: Ese [eh-SHAY] informal: Ose [oh-SHAY]
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formal: Ejo [EH-joh] informal: Jo [Joh]
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Craft born. Born as a craftman, thai is crafting is the family trait
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nephew in yoruba
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Ṣé àlãfíà ni? (formal) literal meaning, "how's your health?" Ṣé dãdã ni? (informal) lit. "Are you good?"
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'n sise [nnnn she-SHAY] examplei am working mon sisehe is working oun siseyou are working en sise[add 'n' to the pronoun]
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"Goodbye" is said as "odabo", pronounced like this (O-daboo) "Hello"- Bawo Ni. you could also say "i will see you soon" or "see you soon" as short as "Ma ri e laipeh", pronounced like this (Maa~ ri eh lai peh) The yoruba language has certain characters that are not in the English language, donno …
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we are grateful usually meaning 'we are grateful to God'commonly said as a greeting/response to 'how are you'
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Yes
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Ekun
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the devil is shaitaan in the Qu'ran and the devil tempt's all religions to do sin's and do wrong, after the devil had a big argument with Allah (s.w.t) he was sent away but all the devil wanted was revenge so he began to tempt humans to do wrong.
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the main characters of yoruba by migene gonzalez-wippler is Maria, Yemaya, and Yoruba
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formal: kilen se [Kee-len Shay] informal: kilon se [Kee-lone Shay]
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odara lomo okunrin
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Its 'Iyawo mi' in normal yoruba but some accent use 'aya mi' both are widely acceptable
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Amen in Yoruba is Ami
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Roughly 500,000,000 people speak English as a native language. Since there are about 7,000,000,000 humans on Earth, about 7% of people's native language is English.
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liar
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Yoruba is spoken in Nigeria, Togo, and Benin.
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good
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goodnight in yoruba is odaro
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Historically if you were not feeling sick then you did not need to go to the doctor. All diseases that came prior to 1940 we now vaccinate for. We now promote health and encourage people to go to the doctor. The foundation to health now is preventing illnesses.
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my baby
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I believe it is Ceres
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funke akindele is the most beautiful yoruba actress
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Kilo shay eh
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okan meji meta merin maurun
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there are many ways of wishing one good luck in yoruba which do not actually mean 'Blessed day' like"owun ada o"~which mean 'where you are headed will yield good fruit' or "aba oju rere pade o"~which means 'you will find favour where you go' and so many prayers and on.
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right
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" It is in Yorùbá philosophy the indication that all humans have Ayanmo (manifest destiny) to become one in spirit with Olódùmarè (Olòrún, the divine creator and source of all energy). Each person in Ayé (the physical realm) uses thought or action energies to impact the community of all oth…
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TheYoruba have parties called rainbow parties. Rainbow parties are the celebration of life and the new begging of life. Yoruba people will have a meeting with their family and talk about their families new creation of life. It is kind of like a reunion. Also they name the baby by whispering its name…
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Informal: Mo feran re [mo feh-run ray] Mo nife re [mo nee-fay ray] or replace 're' with 'yin' for formal [Yeen]
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All my (best) wishes (to you) of (good)health and prosperity (by the will of Allah) and to all the(your) familly.
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