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Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by SuperNaija: 6:13pm On Feb 05, 2008
Yorubas are well renowned for their use of proverbs or idioms in expressing themselves. Let us build a catalogue of these proverbs with explanation in English language so that other tribes will appreciate how rich our heritage is.

Just proverbs not chat oooo
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by SuperNaija: 10:51am On Feb 06, 2008
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Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by Nobody: 6:00pm On Feb 06, 2008
Adie funfun ko mo ara e lagba lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed cheesy kiss
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by oziomatv(m): 6:53pm On Feb 06, 2008
Aturu huru na ibe ya amuona ya aga muo nke isi na akaghi aka.



my inlaws I dey salute oooo
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by SuperNaija: 1:21am On Feb 07, 2008
without translation is not valid
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by omogenaija(f): 6:52pm On Feb 09, 2008
iwo omo yi ma pami , to baya iwo omo ki ma pa ara e
( u this child dont kill me , later u this child dont kill urself)
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by fellybabe(f): 12:10am On Feb 11, 2008
omogenaija:

iwo omo yi ma pami , to baya iwo omo ki ma pa ara e
( u this child don't kill me , later u this child don't kill yourself)

oga ju

happy new year
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by echelon(m): 2:36pm On Feb 14, 2008
There was this proverb in Yoruba that was translated to me to mean:
Some one you can't deal with yourself, you send God after him

Does anyone know the original proverb in Yoruba?
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by topkin(m): 12:00pm On Feb 15, 2008
Ta be le'ni, ta o ba ba ni, imo la'n bani sóta mo, tobaya waa f'emi mi sile kin ma lo
(If u pursue someone and don't catch up with him, sooner than later you'll allow his soul to rest) grin
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by topkin(m): 12:04pm On Feb 15, 2008
'Kokoro ti'n jéfo, ara efo lo wa
(the insect eating up a leaf, will be found on the leaf) wink

Ai si'nle ologbo, lon mu eku shako OR ai si'nle ologbo, ile di ile ekute
(In the absence of the cat, the rat is king) wink
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by AkedeOba(m): 2:58pm On Apr 20, 2008
Adiitu owe , www.yorubaland.org
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by bigfather(m): 3:43pm On Apr 21, 2008
omo ti o ni ki iya oun ma su n , o un gan oni fi oju kan o run !
A CHILD WHO SAY HIS MOTHER WOULD NOT REST, THE CHILD WILL NOT KNOW ANY PEACE TOO !
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by kolaoloye(m): 3:55pm On Apr 21, 2008
Maalu ti ko ni iru,Oluwa ni nba le esinsin
(only God drives away the flies for the tailess cow)
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by bolorunfem(f): 12:11pm On May 27, 2008
echelon:

There was this proverb in Yoruba that was translated to me to mean:
Some one you can't deal with yourself, you send God after him

Does anyone know the original proverb in Yoruba?

Itumo re ni pe: 'Eni ti a ko ba le mu, Olorun ni a nfi le lowo'

My own proverb is: itakun to ni ki erin ma wo odo, ti oun ti erin ni o jo lo'
Meaning: the taproot that stands in the way of elephant will go along with it, i.e no obstacle can stop the elephant because of its might
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by replenish(f): 2:15pm On May 27, 2008
Aja to ba ma sonu, ko ni gbo fere olode

Meaning that ; a dog that is destined to miss will never hear the whistle of its owner
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by skfa1: 2:46pm On Jun 03, 2008
Henkule lota wa , Ile laseningbe

lol

Somebody help me out in trans grin grin
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by kolaoloye(m): 4:40pm On Jun 03, 2008
skfa1:

Henkule lota wa , Ile laseningbe

lol
Somebody help me out in trans grin grin

Though the enemy lives afar but the traitor lives within
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by sheniqua: 5:07pm On Jun 03, 2008
follow follow @ poster tongue
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by Femonjay(m): 1:15pm On Jun 09, 2008
Ile la wo kato somo loruko - You are to consider your home before giving name to your baby
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by topkin(m): 10:11pm On Jun 10, 2008
I think we should invite "9ice" here. He has all those proverbs at his fingertips, lol
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by kolaoloye(m): 8:44am On Jun 11, 2008
Aisi nile ologbo ile di ile ekute
Becos of the absence of the cat, rats took possession.
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by bluehorizo(m): 12:45am On Jun 16, 2008
Oju eni ma'la a ri yonu. Not easy to climb to the top without obstacles.
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by OLAADEGBU(m): 3:26pm On Jun 16, 2008
Obe t'odun owo l'opa - the stew wei sweet na money kill am. grin
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by CHRISTMECH(m): 2:19pm On Jun 19, 2008
Bi oba nidi Obinrin kii je kumolu.






there is no smoke without fire.
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by CHRISTMECH(m): 4:32pm On Jun 19, 2008
Igba olo bi orere. Ojo kii gun bi opaabon


no horizotalism in nature
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by DisGuy: 6:18pm On Jun 19, 2008
iba oro lamba omoluwabi so to ba dey inure ah di odindin
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by kolaoloye(m): 8:42am On Jun 20, 2008
Dis Guy:

iba oro lamba omoluwabi so to ba dey inure ah di odindin
let me interprete it for you
A word is enough for the wise
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by DisGuy: 12:52am On Jun 22, 2008
kola oloye:

let me interprete it for you
A word is enough for the wise

thanks jare, iwas looking for a 'perfect' translation
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by joomiegal(f): 12:57pm On Jun 24, 2008
1. Yiyo ti ekun n yo, kii se ti ojo
(the gentle creeping of a tiger is not born out of cowardice)

2. akeyinje ko mo pe idi nro adiye
(the eater of eggs no know say 'bumbum' dey pain chicken)
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by joomiegal(f): 1:03pm On Jun 24, 2008
Guys, this is one i really looove, its very funny when quoted under appropriate circumstances:

A ko le ni tori a fe je eran, ki a pe malu ni 'buoda"
direct word-4-word translation: "i cant say becos i want to eat beef, i should start calling cow 'broda'!"
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by kolaoloye(m): 4:29pm On Jun 25, 2008
Ile ti a ba fi ito mo, iri ni yo wo
A house built with saliva shall only be brought down by dew
Re: Yorubás come show your proverbs skills by DisGuy: 1:31am On Jun 28, 2008
"Ki agbado too de, inkankan ni adiye nje" Before the discovery of maize chickens fed on something.

i stole this from some1 in the politics section grin

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