What are the Yoruba proverbs?


Yorùbá Proverb Literal Translation Meaning
Díẹ̀ díẹ̀ nimú ẹlẹ́dẹ̀ẹ́ fi ń wọgbà Little by little is how the pig’s nose enters the yard Attend to a small problem before it becomes uncontrollable
Ilé ọba tójó ẹwà ló bùsi The king’s palace that got burnt added beauty to it Every cloud has a silver lining

What is ISO in Yoruba?

treatment, care, maintenance, tidy. More Yoruba Translations. ìsọ ìṣó

When a king’s palace burns down the re built palace is more beautiful meaning?

It is translated as: When a king’s palace burns down, the re-built palace is more beautiful. It means Necessity is mother of invention, creativity is often achieved after overcoming many difficulties.

What are Igbo proverbs?

Igbo Proverbs, Idioms And Parables

Igbo Proverb Meaning(Literal)
3. Chọọ ewu ojii ka chi dị Make hay while the sun shines
4. Otu onye tuo izu, o gbue ochu Knowledge is never complete: two heads are better than one.
5. Ihe ehi hụrụ gbalaba oso ka okuku huru na-atụ onu Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Is Yoruba a written language?

Literary Yoruba, also known as Standard Yoruba, Yoruba koiné, and common Yoruba, is a separate member of the dialect cluster. It is the written form of the language, the standard variety learned at school and that spoken by newsreaders on the radio.

What does JA mean in Yoruba?

English Translation. red. More meanings for ja. pluck verb.

How do the Igbos greet?

In Igbo tradition there are no specific greetings for afternoon and evening – ndeewo or daalụ are the traditional Igbo greetings during the day. Mgbedeọma / ụtụtụọma / ehihieọma are a modern trend by some people who made literal translations of the English greetings good morning / good afternoon / good evening).

Is Yoruba spoken in Ghana?

As a language of a people, and not of a single nation or continent, Yorùbá is also spoken in parts of Togo, Ghana, Republic of Benin, Sierra Leone, Brazil, Cuba, The Caribbean etc. It is the language of Yorùbá people all over the world – including those in the United Kingdom !!!

What food do the Yorubas eat?

Common Yoruba foods include: eba (Cassava flour), amala (yam flour), iyan (pounded yam), gaari, asaro, brown and white beans, rice, plantain, potatoes. Soups include: gbegiri, ewedu, tomatoes stew, okra, efo riro (vegetable soup).

What means alaye?

Alaye in Yoruba language means explanation. If you tell someone e se alaye fun mi (pronounced e (as in egg) shalaye funmi) you’re saying “explain to me”. Submitted by rinat on October 13, 2019.

What does jakpa mean?

Answered 7 months ago. Jápa or simply called JP, is a slang that loosely means ‘to run away’. It is used to mean making oneself scarce when any dangerous/horrible/embarrassing/incriminating circumstance occur especially when you perform the action posthaste.

Do the Yorubas have a wise word for every situation?

The yorubas seem to have a wise word for every situation, an answer to every question, what’s more? When you get to understand the literal translation of Yoruba proverbs and the meaning derived, you would see that the Yoruba culture is very rich.

Who are the Yoruba people?

Yoruba is hands-down one of the most populous ethnic groups in Nigeria. And this ethnic group not only happens to be a highly populous one, it’s also one of the major ethnic groups in the country. Wherever you go in Nigeria, you can’t ignore the Yoruba ethnic group, as well as their proverbs we’d be discussing in this article.

What is the meaning of pę KO to jęun Ki Ję ibaję?

Proverb: A pę ko to jęun, ki ję ibaję Translation: The person who eats late, will not eat spoilt or rotten food Meaning: The patient Dog eats the fattest bone. It is wiser to be patient in any situation and find a well thought out plan than to hastily make decisions and accept ill conceived solutions

What is the meaning of Ogun ko see Je?

Aaye laa j’ogun ore, bo ba ku tan, ogun ko see je = You can only inherit a living friend, after his death, you are an unlikely heir = make hay when the sun is shining. kaka ki eku ma je sese,afi she awadanu ni= loose translation= if i can’t have it,no one else can Pata Pata laa n foju, Kumo Kumo laa n dete, oju afo fotan ija ni muwa.