Yoruba proverbs and their meanings
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Some Strong Yoruba Proverbs and Their Meanings
The hand of the child cannot reach the shelf, nor the hand of the adult get through the neck of the gourd. If something that was going to chop off your head only knocked off your cap, you should be grateful. Rather than an abatement of her viciousness, a witch gives birth to only female children and witchcraft multiplies. Yoruba is a language spoken in West Africa, mainly in Nigeria. The number of speakers of Yoruba is approaching 30 million. It is a pluricentric language spoken principally in Benin and Nigeria, with communities in other parts of Africa, the Americas, and Europe. An excerpt from Wikipedia.
50 insightful proverbs from the indigenous yoruba ethnic group native to the Translation: There is danger at Longę's farm (Longę is a name of a Yoruba.
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Yoruba proverbs and meaning
Amazon wishlist. Yoruba Proverbs by Oyekan Owomoyela. Our Assessment: -- : exhaustive collection, interesting and overwhelming. The complete review 's Review :. With of them, presented according to subject-matter and each section then arranged alphabetically, it is an encyclopaedic collection -- a reference work more than anything else. The idea is simple enough, on some level -- like English proverbs -- but it's a lot of material for readers not familiar with Yoruba culture to digest, and Owomoyela takes a fairly academic approach: this is a scholarly text, and in the introduction, especially, he doesn't let you forget that. In the introduction Owomoyela also explains the choices he made in selection and presentation, on everything from orthography "I have departed from some current practices" to the use of dialects he balked and citing sources attribution seemed both unrealistic and antithetical to the project.
Few days ago, I promised to come up with some "super-lovely" yoruba proverbs and here I am with them. Proverbs no doubt are a part of what makes the Yoruba language very rich. They are a quick, deep and effective way of passing messages in such a way that joining a thousand sentences together sometimes cant. For your reading pleasure! A fi o joba o nsawure o fe je Olorun ni? Meaning: You have been crowned a king, and yet you make good-luck charms; would you be crowned God? Being crowned a king is about the best fortune a mortal could hope for.
Home About Contact. Jikola ken December 02, Learn yoruba. Translation: It means for someone to take caution when he is doing something bad. It is usually said as a caution to warn someone who is doing the wrong thing. Translation: A child that buys a single footwear for his disabled mother, wants to hear words from her. Translation: How big is an ant that it is complaining of stomach worms.