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Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Phemour(m): 7:06pm On Apr 15, 2009
Our main motive here in Nairaland is to electronically Gossip About Education, Solve Problem Concerning Education, and also Brighten Education Future.

But in this thread we’re going to make a Dictionary of our own for Nigerians, we’ll be converting words from Yoruba to English, Hausa to English, Igbo to English.

English Language Examinations test our ability to comprehend words and also English Language is inescapable when it comes to Nigerian education. Therefore, we need not to falter to make words in an understandable way for Nigerians to improve Nigerian English

Here we go

Note: When writing in Yoruba, Igbo or Hausa language it should always be in Italics

Some one should help, I need

Philanthropist in Yoruba

Extremist in Hausa

Ifunaya in English



Phemour
Edu. Mod
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by HOLAYINCA(m): 3:57pm On Apr 18, 2009
Phemour:

Some one should help, I need

Philanthropist in Yoruba

Extremist in Hausa

Ifunaya in English


Philanthropist - Ololufe awon eyan

Extremist - Mai wahala  grin

Ifunaya
  undecided but i think it should be something Love

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Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by skolars(m): 1:16pm On Apr 23, 2009
Love means Ifunanya.Tell me gold digger,BIRTHDAY,CELEBRATION and PHLEGM IS IGBO,HAUSA AND YORUBA
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Phemour(m): 7:43pm On Apr 24, 2009
skolars:

Love means Ifunanya.Tell me gold digger,BIRTHDAY,CELEBRATION and PHLEGM IS IGBO,HAUSA AND YORUBA

Golddigger In English: woman who cultivates men to obtain money from them

but other languages undecided



Birthday in Hausa: Murnan chika shekara

Birthday in Yoruba: Ojo Ibu

Birthday in Igbo: undecided



Celebration in Hausa: Murna

Celebration in Yoruba: Ayeye

Celebration in Igbo: undecided



keep posting
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ifyalways(f): 12:20pm On Apr 30, 2009
In Igbo :
Birthday :Ubochi a muru onye
celebration:Mme-mme/Emume
Phlegm:ajo aso/onu mmiri
Gold digger:Onye-ocho-nga-n'oko  cheesy

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Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Sissy3(f): 6:42am On May 01, 2009
ifyalways:

In Igbo :
Birthday :Ubochi a muru onye
celebration:Mme-mme/Emume
Phlegm:ajo aso/onu mmiri
Gold digger:Onye-ocho-nga-n'oko  cheesy

good translation grin grin grin grin grin cheesy cheesy

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Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by OMOIBO1: 9:36am On May 01, 2009
kpom kwem = full stop
police = ndi uwe o ji
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by SeanT21(f): 6:34am On May 06, 2009
How do U say "Liberia" in all those languages?
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by smile4kenn(m): 5:57pm On May 06, 2009
SeanT21:

How do U say "Liberia" in all those languages?
Igbo - Obodo Liberia
Yoruba - Ile Liberia
Hausa - undecided
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by SeanT21(f): 5:29am On May 07, 2009
smile4kenn:

Igbo - Obodo Liberia
Yoruba - Ile Liberia
Hausa - undecided

Thanx!!

Wahts does the Obodo and Ile means??
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by smile4kenn(m): 8:09am On May 07, 2009
Obodo means place
Ile means Home
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by SeanT21(f): 7:00pm On May 07, 2009
smile4kenn:

Obodo means place
Ile means Home

wink
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Phemour(m): 8:13pm On May 07, 2009
smile4kenn:

Hausa - undecided
Kasan Liberia
Kasan in Yoruba ile
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by SeanT21(f): 9:41pm On May 07, 2009
okkay. thnx
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by nguage(m): 4:50am On May 13, 2009
smile4kenn:

Obodo means place
Ile means Home
Ile (eele) means land in this context. "ilei"(home) is different from Ile (land).
Phemour:



Birthday in Yoruba: Ojo Ibu


Ojo ibi is the right translation. Ojo ibu is actually a bad thing, it means day of sadness.

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Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ruthlopez2(f): 6:52am On May 15, 2009
This is very helpful.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Iranoladun(f): 8:21pm On May 15, 2009
In Yoruba 'Liberia' is better translated as 'orile ede Laiberia' I. E. Country Liberia just like 'Liberian' will be 'omo Laiberia' or in plural 'awon eeyan Laiberia'
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ruthlopez2(f): 7:34am On May 18, 2009
Good one.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by AloyEmeka9: 4:41pm On Jun 09, 2009
In Igbo :
Birthday :Ubochi a muru onye
celebration:Mme-mme/Emume
Phlegm:ajo aso/onu mmiri
Gold digger:Onye-ocho-nga-n'oko 
Mbanu! onye ocho nga n'oko means a troublemaker. gold digger simply means anyaukwu/greed/avarice etc.

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Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by AloyEmeka9: 4:42pm On Jun 09, 2009
Hausa: God? [I no mean Allah, but Hausa name for god]
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ifyalways(f): 12:28pm On Jun 10, 2009
Aloy.Emeka:

Mbanu! onye ocho nga n'oko means a troublemaker. gold digger simply means anyaukwu/greed/avarice etc.
Aloy,hapum o.Aloy,ochonganoko cheesy
ur translation is better anyway.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ifyalways(f): 12:29pm On Jun 10, 2009
Aloy.Emeka:

Hausa: God? [I no mean Allah, but Hausa name for god]
it shld be Ubankiji(sp)
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ruthlopez2(f): 12:43pm On Jun 10, 2009
Yes you are right.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by AloyEmeka9: 3:47pm On Jun 11, 2009
Candle:

Igbo: Ori ona

Yoruba: ?

Hausa: ?

Key:

Igbo: Mgbachi

Yoruba:?

Hausa:?


Padlock

Igbo: igodo

Yoruba:?

Hausa:?


N/B:
If you have other translations like Benin, Fufulde, Efik, Ibibio, Urhobo etc please add them.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ohaechesi(m): 11:46am On Jun 13, 2009
can some one help: Pawpaw, garri, maggi, tomatoes

Igbo

Hausa

Yuroba
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by grafikdon: 8:13pm On Jun 13, 2009
Dis Wazobia people don come again. . . expand the list jo angry angry angry tongue

A little help, anyone. What is praise in:

Efik - (Itoro?) (Itoro Jesus Obong lipsrsealed lipsrsealed)
Ijo
Igbo
Yoruba
Hausa
Tiv
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ifyalways(f): 8:24pm On Jun 13, 2009
@Poster,why was the thread topic modified?it sounded better as  it was b4  undecided
ohaechesi:

can some one help: Pawpaw, garri, maggi, tomatoes

Igbo

Hausa

Yuroba

Bros na fullstop u wan put for the thread?anyway, make i try .lol
Pawpaw=poh-poh  cheesy
Garri=utara akpu eghere eghe.
maggi=Ogiri bekke  tongue
Tomatoes=mgbachu ocha obara obara
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ifyalways(f): 8:55pm On Jun 13, 2009
@Aloy,candle in Yoruba=Abela
@Grafikdon,Praise in igbo=Otuto
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ezeagu(m): 3:53am On Jun 15, 2009
ohaechesi:

can some one help: Pawpaw, garri, maggi, tomatoes

Igbo

Hausa

Yuroba


'Ukwa', like Aki na Ukwa (Aki and Paw Paw), *EDIT: Sorry, I think 'Ukwa' is breadfruit.*

'Maggi' is 'Maggi' because it is a brand such as 'coke',

There is no word for 'Tomato' in Igbo because it originates from the Americas just like the potato, therefore just say tomato until we make up a word for it, maybe.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by grafikdon: 11:21am On Jun 15, 2009
ezeagu:


There is no word for 'Tomato' in Igbo because it originates from the Americas just like the potato, therefore just say tomato until we make up a word for it, maybe.

Potato = Jinwannu (Ekwulobia/Nanka/Oko. . .etc)
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ruthlopez2(f): 1:04pm On Jun 15, 2009
Having little bit confussion.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ezeagu(m): 3:38pm On Jun 15, 2009
grafikdon:

Potato = Jinwannu (Ekwulobia/Nanka/Oko. . .etc)

Why are there so much words for it?

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