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Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by NaijaOptimist: 5:33pm On Mar 06, 2015
BIRDS

owl -òwìwí

bat - àdán

bush fowl - àparò

sparrow - ẹgà

kite - àşá

hawk - àşádì

eagle – àwòdì

vulture - igún

kiwi - adiẹ-odò

duck - pẹpẹyẹ

guinea fowl - ẹtù; awó

fowl - adiẹ; rooster -akukọ; hen - obídiẹ; chick - òròmọdìẹ

parrot - ayékòótọ

wood pecker – ẹyẹ àkókó

ostrich – ògòngò

peacock – ọkín

turkey – tòlótòló

dove – àdàbà

cuckoo - òdèrè

ANIMALS
1. lion - kìnìùn

2. lizard - alàngbá

3. camel - ràkúnmí

4. donkey - kẹtẹkẹtẹ

5. elephant - erin

6. wolf - ìkòokò

7. hedgehog – túrùkú

8. snake- ejò

9. cat - olóngbo

10. horse - ẹşin

11. goat - ewurẹ

12. sheep – àgùtàn; ewe – àgùtàn; ram - àgbò

13. deer - èsúró

14. monkey - ọbọ

15. leopard - amọtẹkun

16. tiger - ẹkun

17. guinea pig - ẹmö

18. hamster - aşin

19. dog - ajá

20. rabbit - ehoro

21. hare – ehoro igbo

22. tortoise – ìjàpá; ahun

23. fox - kõlõkõlõ

24. grasscutter - õyà

25. buffalo - ẹfọn

26. squirrel - ọkẹrẹ

27. snail - ìgbìn

28. fish - ẹja

29. wall gecko - ọmọọle

30. turtle – ahun odò

31. lobster/prawn/crayfish - edè

32. chameleon - ọgà

33. squirrel - ọkẹrẹ

34. Iguana – à-n-tà

35. hippopotamus – erinmilokun; erin-odó

36. crocodile - õni

37. alligator - ẹlëgungun

source: https://sites.google.com/site/learnyorubafree/zoology---birds

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Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by Ezedon(m): 5:56pm On Mar 06, 2015
I wont comment on this thread because i cant speak yoruba
Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by absoluteSuccess: 11:05am On Mar 07, 2015
If Aligator is Elegungun, what do you call porcupine?

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Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by itstpia99: 4:11pm On Mar 07, 2015
Agu crocodile
Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by Ishilove: 6:03pm On Mar 07, 2015
I thought elephant was 'erilakatabu'

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Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by LewisO: 6:06pm On Mar 07, 2015
[size=15pt]Camel - Rakunmi.

Gorilla - Inaki[/size]

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Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by Nobody: 6:06pm On Mar 07, 2015
Big Fish: Dapo Oyebanjo

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Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by sod09(m): 6:07pm On Mar 07, 2015
absoluteSuccess:
If Aligator is Elegungun, what do you call porcupine?
we don't av porcupine in naija na

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Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by soleexx(m): 6:07pm On Mar 07, 2015
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Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by Lagusta(m): 6:08pm On Mar 07, 2015
What of eye awoko
Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by Dyt(f): 6:08pm On Mar 07, 2015
I was here - mo wa si ibi

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Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by Abbeyunique2(m): 6:09pm On Mar 07, 2015
Ishilove:
I thought elephant was 'erilakatabu'


Its called erin or ajanaku

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Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by anselm791(m): 6:09pm On Mar 07, 2015
To be fair and in the spirit of one nigeria, I will be working on the names of animals in Igbo and it better make front page for the good of all of us. Thank you.

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Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by ifekemmie(f): 6:09pm On Mar 07, 2015
I dunno hamster is asin, thanks for d info.


Pple will not be much on dis thread even yoruba pple because dey can't speak nor write their language.

Am waiting for igbo n hausa version

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Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by MillionDollars: 6:11pm On Mar 07, 2015
turkey- tolo tolo lollllll
Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by Ishilove: 6:11pm On Mar 07, 2015
Abbeyunique2:



Its called erin or ajanaku
So what's erilakatabu?
Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by Abbeyunique2(m): 6:11pm On Mar 07, 2015
sod09:
we don't av porcupine in naija na


actually we do have them. i've seen it at over 3 zoos (ibadan, funaab and oau)
Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by bigfrancis21: 6:11pm On Mar 07, 2015
itstpia99:
Agu crocodile

That is Igbo (Aguiyi) for Crocodile??
Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by Rapidx: 6:11pm On Mar 07, 2015
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...

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Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by bigfrancis21: 6:12pm On Mar 07, 2015
anselm791:
To be fair and in the spirit of one nigeria, I will be working on the names of animals in Igbo and it better make front page for the good of all of us. Thank you.

Welcome idea. You can quickly open a thread for that in the culture section and it will be moved to the fp.
Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by Adyrin(m): 6:13pm On Mar 07, 2015
1. Okpukpuru________Owl
2. Oho_________Fowl
3. Ugo______Eagle
4. Erako____Dog
5. Ejenekpo___Lion
6. Orodekho___Snake
7. Evwe___Goat
8. Okri___Hegoat
9. Onogbo___Cat
10. Ogborigbo___Eguana
11. Omoko___Parrot
12. Esi___Pig
13. Eri___Fish
14. Amadiorise___type of bird
15. Obi___
16. Uzo___
17. Eba___breed of fish
18. Imekpe___Perewinkle
19. Isakpa___Ant
20. Ogoro____Frog
21. Afiotor___Rabbit
22. Ohro___Rat
23. Okpor____Lizard





#Proudly Urhobo!

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Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by Abbeyunique2(m): 6:14pm On Mar 07, 2015
Ishilove:

So what's erilakatabu?


its still elephant. just realized that some dialect (oyo in particular) sometimes call it that

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Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by gbolaskblog(m): 6:14pm On Mar 07, 2015
Good one
Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by credibleGod(m): 6:14pm On Mar 07, 2015
Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by Trinxie(f): 6:15pm On Mar 07, 2015
Hmmm...cool. Black Ant: kanti-kanti /koi koi
Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by Nobody: 6:15pm On Mar 07, 2015
Tnx dude. Nice post
Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by ggrin(f): 6:16pm On Mar 07, 2015
Ishilove:

So what's erilakatabu?
elephant


Erin
Ajanaku

Why akure peeps call it erinlakatabu cool
Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by Ahmeduana(m): 6:16pm On Mar 07, 2015
Ishilove:
I thought elephant was 'erilakatabu'
WHICH MEANS YOU'VE ATTACHE COGNOMEN (oriki)TO ELEPHANT NAME

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Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by obinnafred(m): 6:16pm On Mar 07, 2015
Re: Some Animal And Birds Names In Yoruba. by Idyllic: 6:17pm On Mar 07, 2015
Ishilove:

So what's erilakatabu?
Elephant is Erin, the "lakatabu" is an eulogy. Just like saying Ishilove eleyinjuege. Eleyinjuege is an eulogy to ishilove.

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