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Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ifyalways(f): 7:23pm On Jun 15, 2009
ezeagu:

Why are there so much words for it?
Rofl.
Ezeagu he meant that peeps from Ekwulobia,Oko,Nanka etc call it Jinwannu and not the other way round wink
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ezeagu(m): 7:55pm On Jun 15, 2009
ifyalways:

Rofl.
Ezeagu he meant that peeps from Ekwulobia,Oko,Nanka etc call it Jinwannu and not the other way round  wink

Never heard of them, lol.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Sarauniya(f): 4:40pm On Jun 16, 2009
ohaechesi:

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

Igbo

Hausa

Yuroba


Hausa

Pawpaw - Gwanda

Garri - Gari in hausa means any powder/granular form. If it's soaking or Eba garri - Garrin kwaki

Maggi - Maggi or Rayko

Tomatoes - Tumatiri
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Sarauniya(f): 4:43pm On Jun 16, 2009
Aloy.Emeka:

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.

Hausa

Candle - kyandir

Key: - Makulli (something that locks)

Padlock - Kwad'o (also means frog smiley)
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Sarauniya(f): 4:45pm On Jun 16, 2009
smile4kenn:

Igbo - Obodo Liberia
Yoruba - Ile Liberia
Hausa - undecided

In Hausa

Liberia - Jamhuriyyar Laberiya
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Sarauniya(f): 4:48pm On Jun 16, 2009
ifyalways:

it shld be Ubankiji(sp)

Kwarekt! It's actually spelt Ubangiji which means Lord. God can also be referred to as Mad'aukaki (the almighty) or Mahllici (pronounced Ma-ha-lli-chi) meaning the creator.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by AloyEmeka9: 2:52am On Jun 17, 2009
Potato: Jinwannu

Pawpaw
: Okwuru oro/okwuru oro/ okwuru bekee.

Okro: Okwuru

Sour sop: chokwu chokwu or showan chop(anambra)

Sugar?

Honey: Mmanu anu.

What are these called in Yoruba and hausa?

1. Paw Paw

2.  Soursop

3. Sugar

4. Honey

5. Dirt
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Sarauniya(f): 2:45pm On Jun 17, 2009
Aloy.Emeka:

What are these called in Yoruba and hausa?

1. Paw Paw

2. Soursop

3. Sugar

4. Honey

5. Dirt

Hausa

1. Paw Paw - Gwanda

2. Soursop - Tuwon Biri (Hehe! Literally, Monkey's Tuwo)

3. Sugar - Sikari

4. Honey - Zuma

5. Dirt - Depends on the context. Daud'a - generic for dirt (not to be confused with the name); Datti derived from the english word; Kazamta - more on the disgusting side, Shara - dirt from sweeping the floor.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by AloyEmeka9: 5:29pm On Jun 17, 2009
4. Honey - Zuma
He he, so Jacob Zuma[South Africa's president] means Jacob Honey?
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Sarauniya(f): 5:42pm On Jun 17, 2009
Aloy.Emeka:

He he, so Jacob Zuma[South Africa's president] means Jacob Honey?

Hehehe! Must be a very sweet guy cool cool cool
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Phemour(m): 5:56pm On Jun 17, 2009
Sarauniya, ke dan wani gari ne? grin
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Sarauniya(f): 5:58pm On Jun 17, 2009
Phemour:

Sarauniya, ke dan wani gari ne? grin

Ni Bakatsiniya ce. Yar garin Daura. cool cool
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Phemour(m): 6:09pm On Jun 17, 2009
Unique Hausa Girl. lol grin
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by AloyEmeka9: 7:02pm On Jun 17, 2009
kernel: aki

soup: ofe

car: ugbo ala

aeroplane: ugbo elu

ship/boat: ugbo mmiri

poverty: owu ite or ogbenye.

Hausa and Yoruba translations please?
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by grafikdon: 12:31am On Jun 18, 2009
ezeagu:

Never heard of them, lol.

shocked shocked shocked shocked
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Jarus(m): 3:27pm On Jun 18, 2009
English: Padlock

Yoruba: Agadagodo
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Sarauniya(f): 5:31pm On Jun 18, 2009
Jarus:

English: Padlock

Yoruba: Agadagodo

Wow! Seriously? Padlock in Yoruba is Agadagodo? Hehehehe! I have always thought it was a word made by Daddy Showkey!

No wonder he goes "Agadagodo, Open the door for me" Nice! We learn everyday.

Phemour:

Unique Hausa Girl. lol grin

cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by AloyEmeka9: 7:06pm On Jun 18, 2009
English: Padlock

Yoruba: Agadagodo
There are so many similarities between igbo and Yoruba words. hausa is the one that is completely different. It's like similarities between French and English but the connecting nation, Russia, has a totally different lingua.

Padlock= igodo(igbo)= Agadagodo(Yoruba)

Chicken= Okuko(igbo)= akuko(Yoruba)

Stone= okwute(igbo)= okuta(Yoruba).

and many more.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Abuzola(m): 11:22pm On Jun 18, 2009
Phemour why do use extremist for hausa, am not happy about it
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by messiah(m): 10:44am On Jun 19, 2009
Abuzola:

Phemour why do use extremist for hausa, am not happy about it
Thank you Abuzola. You spoke my mind. I initially wanted to contribute to this interesting and educative thread, but was immediately pissed off by Phemour's words. I'm disappointed in you. And you're even one of the moderators. Mshwww. cry

P.S: All the Hausa translations are ridiculous, with the exception of Sarauniya's.
For those interested, Sarauniya= Princess in Hausa. grin
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by MrCrackles(m): 10:47am On Jun 19, 2009
What is the meaning of YANKULIYA? shocked shocked shocked
The word is common with that dreadlocked buffoon called Timaya!
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ifyalways(f): 1:21pm On Jun 19, 2009
MrCrackles:

What is the meaning of YANKULIYA? shocked shocked shocked
The word is common with that dreadlocked buffoon called Timaya!

rofl  cheesy cheesy
It might be meaningless  undecided  cheesy all dem musicians dey come up with dem own lingo after a nice and big dose of highness  cheesy
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by MrCrackles(m): 1:33pm On Jun 19, 2009
ifyalways:

rofl cheesy cheesy
It might be meaningless undecided cheesy all dem musicians dey come up with dem own lingo after a nice and big dose of highness cheesy

Ah ok
Conclusively, i think TIMAYA is just mad! cheesy
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by teissys(f): 9:35am On Jun 20, 2009
Hi guys.
How can I say:

Goodmorning in Yoruba
I am hungry in Igbo
I love you in Igbo
I am fine in Yoruba
Leave me alone in Hausa
What do you like in Yoruba
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by messiah(m): 12:05pm On Jun 20, 2009
teissys:


Leave me alone in Hausa


Bar ni (kawai) or Kyale ni
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by teissys(f): 12:27pm On Jun 20, 2009
Thanx, bless ya. I hope sum1 else helps me with the remaining ones smiley
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by messiah(m): 1:46pm On Jun 20, 2009
You're welcome grin. FYI, that "K" in the 2nd word should be pronounced like "Q".
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ifyalways(f): 4:19pm On Jun 20, 2009
teissys:

Hi guys.
How can I say:

Goodmorning in Yoruba
I am hungry in Igbo
I love you in Igbo
I am fine in Yoruba
Leave me alone in Hausa
What do you like in Yoruba
Igbo cheesy
I am hungry= Aguru na agu m.
I love u=A huru m gi n'anya.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by teissys(f): 4:26pm On Jun 20, 2009
;wink
What about thank you in igbo?
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ifyalways(f): 4:28pm On Jun 20, 2009
Thank you=dalu or I mela.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by mrsmbaso(f): 4:33pm On Jun 20, 2009
is there anyone here that can translate this for me plz ,

dan iska ka rubuta domin matan ka ta gani ko
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by teissys(f): 4:34pm On Jun 20, 2009
ifyalways:

Thank you=dalu or I mela.

Ok, I love the sound of i mela. Ify, i mela cool

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