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Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Nas23Nas: 8:34pm On May 22
Hi

Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Nobody: 7:40pm On May 23
What is the word for this item?

Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by BSsniffer: 12:41pm On May 29
TAO11 please what's the Yoruba word for panther?
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by TAO11(f): 12:53pm On May 29
BSsniffer:
TAO11 please what's the Yoruba word for panther?
Akátá
Àmọ̀tẹ́kùn.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by BSsniffer: 1:20pm On May 29
TAO11:
Akátá
Àmọ̀tẹ́kùn.

Hmm, I've heard of Ekun and Amotekun but never heard of akata. Anyways thanks.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by TAO11(f): 1:51pm On May 29
BSsniffer:
Hmm, I've heard of Ekun and Amotekun but never heard of akata. Anyways thanks.
Reference:

C. W. Wakeman, “Dictionary of Yoruba Language: English-Yoruba, Yoruba-English,” C. M. S., Lagos, Jan. 1913, p. 103.

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PS: Ẹkùn is actually “leopard”.

Also, you must have heard of akátá in the Yoruba proverb which says:

“Ẹ jẹ́ kí a lé akátá lọ ná kí a tó fi àbọ̀ fún adìẹ”

Cc: BSsniffer
Cheers!

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Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by N3cR0mAZc3R(m): 10:55am On May 30
BSsniffer:
TAO11 please what's the Yoruba word for panther?

Panther is another word for a leopard.

Leopard in Yoruba means Ekun or Ogidan.

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Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by N3cR0mAZc3R(m): 10:55am On May 30
Nothing to see here.

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