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Yoruba Proverbs And Their Stories by Nobody: 9:54am On Jul 14, 2014
1. Ajala t'a na o? Sebi eyin naa ni ! (Ajala who beats you? Wasn't you who beat me!)

Ajala was a young boy who bullied other children in the neighborhood. He would beat them and forcefully take their belongings only for other children to come Ajala's parents to complain. One of those those days, Ajala's mother weary of the complains told the crying children to team up against Ajala next time he bullies them. That was what they did and Ajala was beaten to pulp. He came home crying and he was asked, 'Ajala who beats you?' His reply,' It was you mama...you told them to team up against me...wasn't you who beat me'

Ajala t'a na o? Sebi eyin naa ni
Re: Yoruba Proverbs And Their Stories by Nobody: 9:55am On Jul 14, 2014
more coming soon
Re: Yoruba Proverbs And Their Stories by temhab(f): 10:32am On Jul 14, 2014
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Re: Yoruba Proverbs And Their Stories by Nobody: 10:16am On Jul 15, 2014
2. Ewure ile ana a ma so eni di omugo (The goat at your inlaws' house can make you look silly)

There was a man who went to see the girl that was betrothed to him. When he got there he met one of the girl's father's wives pounding yam flour and asked of his betrothed who was said to have go on errand. The woman told the young suitor to kindly watch over the yam flour while she goes to send someone to call his girl for him. You know how stubborn goat is. A goat came along to eat the flour in the mortal but the man sent it away with cane as he was beating the goat the woman came in shouting..."is that how cruel you are...is that you are going to be beating our daughter?"

The young man was perplexed...and kept quiet...the woman told him again she was coming and asked to watch over the flour. The same goat came in and was eating the flour...the woman came in shouting " is that how foolish you are...cant you beat the goat?"

So it is a common saying "Ewure ile ana a ma so eni di omugo" (The goat at your inlaws' house can make you look silly)
Re: Yoruba Proverbs And Their Stories by temhab(f): 12:47pm On Jul 16, 2014
Real omugo cheesy

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Re: Yoruba Proverbs And Their Stories by tpia1: 5:02am On Jul 27, 2014
interesting, i thought there were a lot more yoruba threads btw.


guess the shutdown took some.
Re: Yoruba Proverbs And Their Stories by professore(m): 4:42pm On Jul 09, 2016
Nice stories

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