Category Archives: Learning Yoruba

Orúkọ Gbogbo Ẹ̀yà Ara ni Èdè Yorùbá – Names of part of Human Body in Yoruba

Nitotọ àti ṣe ẹ̀yà orí tẹlẹ ṣugbọn a lérò wípé orúkọ gbogbo ẹ̀yà ara lati orí dé ẹsẹ á wúlò fún kíkà.

Ẹ̀yà Ara ni Èdè Yorùbá and the English Translation of names of part of the body

Though the names of parts of the head had earlier been published but we think the readers will find the names of the whole body from head to toe will be useful for reading

 

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YORÙBÁ alphabets – A B D

A B D E F G GB H I J K L M N O P R S T U W Y

 

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Ẹ̀kọ́-ìṣirò ni èdè Yorùbá – Simple Arithmetic in Yoruba Language

Yorùbá ni bi wọn ti ma nṣe ìṣirò ki wọn tó bẹ̀rẹ̀ si ka ni èdè Gẹ̀ẹ́sì.  Akọ̀wé yi kọ ìṣirò ki ó tó bẹ̀rẹ̀ ilé-ìwé lọdọ ìyá rẹ̀ àgbà.  Nígbàtí ìyá-àgbà bá nṣe iṣẹ́ òwú “Sányán” lọ́wọ́, a ṣa òkúta wẹ́wẹ́ fún ọmọ-ọmọ rẹ̀ lati ṣe ìṣirò ni èdè Yorùbá.  Is̀irò ni èdè Yorùbá ti fẹ́ di ohun ìgbàgbé, nitori àwọn ọmọ ayé òde òní kò rí ẹni kọ́ wọn ni ilé tàbi ilé-ìwé, nitorina ni a ṣe ṣe àkọọ́lẹ̀ ìṣirò yi si ojú ewé yi.

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Yoruba were doing Arithmetic before learning it in English.  This Publisher learnt simple Arithmetic from her grandmother before enrolling in primary school.  As the Grandmother was processing “raw silk”, she would gather pebbles for her granddaughter for the purpose of teaching simple Arithmetic in Yoruba Language.  Arithmetic in Yoruba Language is almost extinct, because children nowadays, have no one to teach them at home or at school, hence the documentation of these simple Arithmetic in Yoruba Language as can be viewed on this page.

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“Kí Kà ni Èdè Yorùbá” – “Counting or Numbers in Yoruba”

Yorùbá ni bi wọn ti ma a nka nkàn ki wọ́n tó bẹ̀rẹ̀ si ka a ni èdè Gẹ̀ẹ́sì.  Ẹ ṣe àyẹ̀wò kíkà ni èdè Yorùbá ni ojú ewé yi:

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Counting or numbers in Yoruba before the introduction of counting in English.  Check out counting or numbers’ pronunciation on this page.

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Àwòrán àti pi pè orúkọ ẹ̀yà ara lati ori dé ọrùn – Pictures and pronunciation of parts of the body from head to neck

You can also download the Parts of the body in Yoruba by right clicking this link: Parts of the body in Yoruba – head to neck (mp3)

ORÍ DÉ RÙN HEAD TO NECK
Orí Head
Irun Hair
Iwájú orí Forehead
Ìpàkọ́ back of the  head
Ojú Eye
Imú Nose
Etí Ear
Ẹnu Mouth
Ahán Tongue
Eyín Teeth
Ẹ̀kẹ́ Cheek
Àgbọ̀n Chin
Ọrùn Neck
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Bi ọmọ ò jọ ṣòkòtò á jọ kíjìpá: Ibáṣe pọ Idilé Yorùbá – If a child does not take after the father, he/she should take after the mother – Yoruba Family Relationship

Bàbá, iyá àti ọmọ ni wọn mọ si Idilé ni Òkè-òkun ṣùgbọ́n ni ilẹ̀ Yorùbá kò ri bẹ́ ẹ̀, nitori ẹbi Eg bàbá, ẹ̀gbọ́n àti àbúrò ẹni, ọmọ, ọkọ àti aya wọn ni a mọ̀ si Idilé.  Yorùbá fẹ́ràn lati má a bọ̀wọ̀ fún àgbà nitori eyi, ẹni ti ó bá ju Bàbá àti Ìyá ẹni lọ Bàbá tàbi Ìyá la n pè é, wọn ki pe àgbà ni orúko nitori eyi, wọn lè fi orúkọ ọmọ pe àgbà tàbi ki wọn lo orúkọ apejuwe (bi Bàbá Èkó, Iyá Ìbàdàn).  Ẹ ṣe à yẹ̀ wò àlàyé àti pi pè ibáṣepọ̀ idilé ni ojú iwé yi.

The Western family is made up of, father, mother and their children but this is not so, as Yoruba family on the other hand is made up of extended family that includes; father, mother, children, half/full brothers/sisters, step children, cousins, aunties, uncles, maternal and paternal grandparents.  Yoruba people love respecting the elders, as a result, uncles and aunties that are older than one’s parents are called ‘Father’ or ‘Mother’ and elders are not called by their names as they are either called by their children’s name or by description (example Lagos Father, Ibadan Mother)  Check the explanation and prononciation below.

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Ìbà Àkọ́dá – Reverence to the First Being

Obinrin ti ó́ nṣe Ì̀bà Aṣẹ̀dá - A woman paying reverence to the Creator. Courtesy: @theyorubablog

Obinrin ti ó́ nṣe Ì̀bà Aṣẹ̀dá – A woman paying reverence to the Creator. Courtesy: @theyorubablog

Ìbà Àkọ́dá, ìbà Aṣẹ̀dá
Ìbà ni n ó f’òní jú, mo r’íbà, k’íbà ṣẹ
Nínú ríríjẹ, nínú àìríjẹ
Mo wá gbégbá ọpẹ́, mo r’íbà k’íbà ṣẹ
Alápáńlá tó so’lé ayé ró
Ṣe àtúntò ayé mi
Ní gbogbo ọ̀nà tí mo ti k’etí ikún sí Ọ
Baba d’áríjì, mo bẹ̀bẹ̀
Odò Orisun Rẹ ni mí, máṣe jẹ́ n gbẹ

Ìbà! ìbà!!

Ọmọ ìkà ń d’àgbà, ọmọ ìkà ń gbèrú
Ọmọ ẹni ire a má a tọrọ jẹ
Ọmọ onínúure a má a pọ́njú
Bó ti wù Ọ ́lo ń ṣ’ọlá Rẹ
Ìṣe Rẹ, Ìwọ ló yé o; Ògo Rẹ, é dibàjẹ́
Àpáta ayérayé, mo sá di Ọ ́o
Yọ́yọ́ l’ẹnu ayé
Aráyé ń sọ Ọ ́sí láburú, aráyé ń sọ Ọ ́sí rere
Ọlọ́jọ́ ń ka’jọ́
Bó pẹ́, bó yá, ohun ayé á b’áyé lọ

Ìbà! ìbà!!

Ẹni iná ọ̀rẹ́ bá jó rí, bó bá ní’hun nínú kò ní lè rò
ọ̀rẹ́ gidi ń bẹ bíi ká f’ẹ́ni dé’nú
ọ̀rẹ́ ló ṣe’ni l’ọ́ṣẹ́ tó ku s’ára bí iṣu
Ìrètí nínú ènìyàn, irọ́ funfun gbáláhú!
ọ̀rẹ́ kan tí mo ní
Elédùmarè, Alágbára, ìbà Rẹ o Baba, Atóbijù!

Ìbà! ìbà!!

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Àwòrán ati pi pe Orúkọ Ẹranko ni Èdè Yorùbá Apá Kini àti Apá Keji – Pictures and pronunciation of Names of Animals in Yoruba Language Part 1 and Part 2

Bi ó ti ẹ̀ jẹ́ pé a ti kọ nipa orúkọ àti àwòrán ẹranko ni àwọn ìwé ti a ti kọ sẹhin, ṣùgbọ́n Yorùbá ni “Ọgbọ́n ki i tán”, nitori eyi, a ṣe àtúnṣe gẹ́gẹ́ bi “Ọ̀jọ̀gbọ́n Èdè Yorùbá” ti tọka.  Fún ìrànlọ́wọ́ àwọn ti kò gbọ́ èdè Yorùbá, a fi pipè orúkọ ẹranko pẹ̀lú àwòrán si ojú ìwé yi Apá Kini àti Apá Keji.

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“Ìsọ̀rọ̀ ni igbèsi: Ibere ti ó wọ́pọ́ ni èdè Yorùba” – “Questions calls for answer: Common questions in Yoruba language”

Ọpọlọpọ ibere ni èdè Yorùbá bẹ̀rẹ̀ pẹ̀lu “ọfọ̀ – K”.  Yàtọ̀ fún li lò ọfọ̀ yi ninú ọ̀rọ̀, orúkọ enia tàbi ẹranko, ọfọ̀ yi wọ́pọ̀ fún li lò fún ibere.  Fún àpẹrẹ, orúkọ enia ti ó bẹ̀rẹ̀ pẹ̀lú ọfọ̀ – K ni: Kíkẹ́lọmọ, Kilanko, Kẹlẹkọ, Kẹ́mi, Kòsọ́kọ́ àti bẹ́ẹ̀bẹ́ẹ̀ lọ; orúkọ ẹranko – Kiniun, Kọ̀lọ̀kọ̀lọ̀, Kòkòrò àti bẹ́ẹ̀bẹ́ẹ̀ lọ. Ẹ ṣe àyẹ̀wò àwọn irú ibere àti èsì wọnyi ni ojú ewé yi.

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Àwòrán ati Orúkọ àwọn Ẹiyẹ ni èdè Yorùbá – Pictures and names of Birds in Youruba

 

 

 

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