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Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by Obaf1(m): 9:20am On Jul 06, 2017
Rapidx:
Linguistically close and yet dislike themselves so much, Yoruba and Igbo need to discover themselves more than they are so far doing.
There are thousands of words that mean the same and sound the same in both languages.
In this list i could pick names like:

OWL----Yoruba___OWIWI.... Igbo....IKWIKWI

OSTRITCH....Yoruba...Ogongo......Igbo.....Ogonogo Nnunu

ELEPHANT....yoruba.....Erin..........Igbo.....Enyi

CAT.....Yoruba....olongbo..........Igbo.....Onogbo

GOAT.....Yoruba....Ewure..........Igbo ....Ewu

SQUIRREL....Yoruba....Okere......Igbo....Oke

HEN/ROOSTER...Yoruba...Akuko....Igbo....Okuko

And so many......Other similarities like;

Eriri.....Yoruba...Extreme grief
Ariri......Igbo....extreme grief

Imu....yoruba....nose
Imi.....Igbo...nose

Agan....bareness..Yoruba
Aga...bareness....Igbo

Eti....Ear...Yoruba
Nti....ear...Igbo

Igba...calabash...Yoruba
Agba....calabash...Igbo

Okuta...Stone Yoruba
Okute....stone...Igbo

Eru...Slave ...Yoruba
Oru...Slave...Igbo

Orisa...God...Yoruba
Olisa...God...Igbo

Esu..Devil...Yoruba
Ekwe-Nsu...Igbo

Ogun....Twenty...Yoruba
Ogu....Twenty ...Igbo

O mi/miri....water...Yoruba
N miri....water...Igbo

Agbin....Yoruba...chin
Agba....Igbo....chin

Ifufe....Yoruba....breeze/wind/air
Ifufu/Ikuku...Igbo...Breeze/wind/air

Awi...Yoruba...grey hair
Awo...Igbo.....grey hair

Giripa/Igiripa....Yoruba...Man in in his youth/strong man
Dimkpa.....Igbo......man in his youth/strong man

Oogun...yoruba...medicine/poison/charm
Ogwu....Igbo...medicine/poison/charm

Apara....Yoruba...basket?
Akpara....Igbo...basket

Udu omi...yoruba...large water pot
Udu mmiri...Igbo...large water pot

Orun...yoruba...neck
Onu....Igbo...neck


Etc...

;;; great one there, plz if u no the bird call eye kanankanan in yoruba, plz kindly give me the english or igbo name i really need it
Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by Obaf1(m): 9:31am On Jul 06, 2017
Idyllic:
Elephant is Erin, the "lakatabu" is an eulogy. Just like saying Ishilove eleyinjuege. Eleyinjuege is an eulogy to ishilove.
;;;;;; ur explation to Ishilove is cool, plz do u no the enlish name for eye kanankanan
Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by gra8mind(m): 10:33am On Feb 08
absoluteSuccess:
If Aligator is Elegungun, what do you call porcupine?
Porcupine --Oré
Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by gra8mind(m): 10:37am On Feb 08
Adeyinka12:
Mouse----- eworo/ehoro/eku funfun
Saya who? rabbit - ehoro

mice (plural: mouse)--eku ile
Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by gra8mind(m): 10:39am On Feb 08
dellaziz:
and I tot AKATA means FOX.. and OORE is porcupine...
correct !
Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by babtoundey(m): 12:56am On Feb 09
Trinxie:
Hmmm...cool. Black Ant: kanti-kanti /koi koi

Kainkain... that thing do me strong thing when I was young.

Some people from osun state call kanin-kian by the name Akin

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