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Yoruba Names By Region by Probz(m): 12:34pm On Nov 25, 2017
I know Yoruba people are united by central Yoruba but are there peculiarities in names according to the region in Yorubaland? Anything specific to the Ekiti/Ijumu/Akoko flank of Eastern Yorubaland?

As a side note I know Itsekiri females answer Modupe as do mainstream Yorubas.

cc.9jakool, 20CRATES, RedboneSmith

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by Sammy07(m): 11:01pm On Nov 25, 2017
Hmmm

You're right.

There are some names we bear in ondo town that I haven't seen most of the towns have been to bear it..

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by 9jakool: 11:16pm On Nov 25, 2017
Probz:
I know Yoruba people are united by central Yoruba but are there peculiarities in names according to the region in Yorubaland? Anything specific to the Ekiti/Ijumu/Akoko flank of Eastern Yorubaland?

As a side note I know Itsekiri females answer Modupe as do mainstream Yorubas.

cc.9jakool, 20CRATES, RedboneSmith
Yes, there are regional names. Some names are perculiar to Oyo, Ekiti, Ijebu, Okun, and Ondo. It's due to the dialect and culture of the region. In Ijebuland for example, Ojo is not a traditional male name, even though it's widely used elsewhere. Ijebus use "Aina," the feminine version of the name to denote both genders.

Modupe in Yoruba means "I am thankful." The Itsekiri's equivalence is Modokpe.

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by Konquest(m): 11:48pm On Nov 25, 2017
Probz:
I know Yoruba people are united by central Yoruba but are there peculiarities in names according to the region in Yorubaland? Anything specific to the Ekiti/Ijumu/Akoko flank of Eastern Yorubaland?

As a side note I know Itsekiri females answer Modupe as do mainstream Yorubas.

cc.9jakool, 20CRATES, RedboneSmith

^^^^^^^
^^^^^^^
Someone I knew back in my undergraduate days in Nigeria had
"Okoro" as his surname. He was a full-blooded, pounded yam-loving Ekiti
guy! grin

Okoro has something to do with "bitterness" according to the Ekiti version. Urhobos also bear Okoro
as surnames. Oko has something to do
with "man" in Itsekiri and Urhobo.

On the other hand Itsekiris use the spelling
: Ogedegbe! In other parts of Yoruba, Ogedengbe with a letter "n" is used.

Itsekiris also use Omatsola, Omawumi etc.
Omosola and Omowumi are the Yoruba
equivalents.

Itsekiri language is classified as Eastern
Yoruboid just like the Ondo state sub groups.


All the best.

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by Konquest(m): 11:48pm On Nov 25, 2017
9jakool:

Yes, there are regional names. Some names are perculiar to Oyo, Ekiti, Ijebu, Okun, and Ondo. It's due to the dialect and culture of the region. In Ijebuland for example, Ojo is not a traditional male name, even though it's widely used elsewhere. Ijebus use "Aina," the feminine version of the name to denote both genders.

Modupe in Yoruba means "I am thankful." The Itsekiri's equivalence is Modokpe.
^^^^^^^
^^^^^^^
Classic...! smiley
Re: Yoruba Names By Region by 9jakool: 12:24am On Nov 26, 2017
Konquest:


^^^^^^^
^^^^^^^
Someone I knew back in my undergraduate days in Nigeria had
"Okoro" as his surname. He was a full-blooded, pounded yam-loving Ekiti
guy! grin

Okoro has something to do with "bitterness" according to the Ekiti version. Urhobos also bear Okoro
as surnames. Oko has something to do
with "man" in Itsekiri and Urhobo.

On the other hand Itsekiris use the spelling
: Ogedegbe! In other parts of Yoruba, Ogedengbe with a letter "n" is used.

Itsekiris also use Omatsola, Omawumi etc.
Omosola and Omowumi are the Yoruba
equivalents.

Itsekiri language is classified as Eastern
Yoruboid just like the Ondo state sub groups.


All the best.
The word "koro" means bitter in Yoruba. It has nothing to do with the word man. Yes, the root word "kọ" is used for words relating to a man. For example ọkọrin/ọkọren in Yoruba means man and akọ means male and ọko means husband.

Some Yoruba like Ilajes bear Omawumi, Omasola. Oma means child in Eastern Yoruba dialects.

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by Probz(m): 12:32am On Nov 26, 2017
Konquest:

^^^^^^^
^^^^^^^
Classic... straight to the point! grin

Are you okay?
Re: Yoruba Names By Region by Probz(m): 12:33am On Nov 26, 2017
9jakool:

The word "koro" means bitter in Yoruba. It has nothing to do with the word man. Yes, the root word "kọ" is used for words relating to a man. For example ọkọrin/ọkọren in Yoruba means man and akọ means male and ọko means husband.

Some Yoruba like Ilajes bear Omawumi, Omasola. Oma means child in Eastern Yoruba dialects.

Funny how oma means the exact same in Igala.
Re: Yoruba Names By Region by 9jakool: 12:42am On Nov 26, 2017
Probz:


Funny how oma means the exact same in Igala.
Igala is very similar to Yoruba. ọma/ọmo is found in languages from Yoruba to Igala to Edo to Urhobo.

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by Probz(m): 1:04am On Nov 26, 2017
9jakool:

Igala is very similar to Yoruba. ọma/ọmo is found in languages from Yoruba to Igala to Edo to Urhobo.

Yup, even in Igbo (umu/omu). That word’s shared in some form or other across all the southern tribes.

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by scholes0(m): 1:06am On Nov 26, 2017
There are some Ijebu names that you will NEVER see anywhere else

Names like Ogunnaike, Ogunnoiki, Demuren, Fanaike, Fanoiki, Runsewe

Et cettera•

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by scholes0(m): 1:11am On Nov 26, 2017
9jakool:

Yes, there are regional names. Some names are perculiar to Oyo, Ekiti, Ijebu, Okun, and Ondo. It's due to the dialect and culture of the region. In Ijebuland for example, Ojo is not a traditional male name, even though it's widely used elsewhere. Ijebus use "Aina," the feminine version of the name to denote both genders.

Modupe in Yoruba means "I am thankful." The Itsekiri's equivalence is Modokpe.

I think the Itsekiri version is more correct

There is nothing like “Mo dupe” , given that the actual breakdown of it is “Mo da Ope” I give Thanks.

Upon contraction, it should be Modope/Modokpe, not Modupe/Modukpe.

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by 9jakool: 1:18am On Nov 26, 2017
scholes0:


I think the Itsekiri version is more correct

There is nothing like “Mo dupe” , given that the actual breakdown of it is “Mo da Ope” I give Thanks.

Upon contraction, it should be Modope/Modokpe, not Modupe/Modukpe.
Yeah, Yoruba assimilates the ending vowel, so it will appear so. I'm guessing the reason why "mo dupe" stuck around is because it's slightly easier to pronounce.

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by scholes0(m): 1:36am On Nov 26, 2017
Some Itsekiri names and their Yoruba equivalents:

Abidemi - Abidemi
Omatsone - Omosheni
Gbubemi - Gbebemi
Meyiwa - Muyiwa
Tuoyo - Tayo
Timeyin - Timileyin
Eyinangho- Eyinlanwo
Toritseju - Tolorunloju
Mofe - Mofe
Shola - Shola
Olu - Olu
Jemide - Jemide
Oludewa - Oludewa
Boyowa - Bayowa
Weyinmi - Weyinmi
Ajatiton - Ilutitun
Ulisanmi - Ilesanmi
Amarighoye- Amorioye
Omajuwa - Omojuwa
Edun- Edun
Olayemi - Olayemi
Jolomi - Jolomi / Tunmise
Eyitemi - Eyitemi
Temisan - Temisan
Edema - Edema (Only in Ilaje and Ijebu)
Adenuyiri - Adeniyi
Omawumi - Omowumi
Tosan - Tosan
Ayiri - Ayin
Bamigho - Bamiwo
Sheyi/Tseyi - Sheyi
Amaju/Amajuoritse - Amoju/Amojuoluwa
Omadeli - Omodele
Boyo - Bayo

Countless more.


Most Itsekiri names are practically all yoruba names with a delta twist. (Except the ones borrowed from some of their neighbora like Urhobos and Ijaws)

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by Efewestern: 5:58am On Nov 26, 2017
Konquest:


^^^^^^^
^^^^^^^
Someone I knew back in my undergraduate days in Nigeria had
"Okoro" as his surname. He was a full-blooded, pounded yam-loving Ekiti
guy! grin

Okoro has something to do with "bitterness" according to the Ekiti version. Urhobos also bear Okoro
as surnames. Oko has something to do
with "man" in Itsekiri and Urhobo.

On the other hand Itsekiris use the spelling
: Ogedegbe! In other parts of Yoruba, Ogedengbe with a letter "n" is used.

Itsekiris also use Omatsola, Omawumi etc.
Omosola and Omowumi are the Yoruba
equivalents.

Itsekiri language is classified as Eastern
Yoruboid just like the Ondo state sub groups.


All the best.

just want to deviate a little.

Ogedegbe is an edoid word.

Urhobo Also bears ogedegbe, and it means the same thing, Eastern yorubas were greatly influenced by Edo reason itsekiri and ilajes bear it.

thank me later.

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by Efewestern: 6:04am On Nov 26, 2017
scholes0:
Some Itsekiri names and their Yoruba equivalents:

Abidemi - Abidemi
Omatsone - Omosheni
Gbubemi - Gbebemi
Meyiwa - Muyiwa
Tuoyo - Tayo
Timeyin - Timileyin
Eyinangho- Eyinlanwo
Mofe - Mofe
Shola - Shola
Olu - Olu
Jemide - Jemide
Oludewa - Oludewa
Boyowa - Bayowa
Jolomi - Jolomi / Tunmise
Eyitemi - Eyitemi
Temisan - Temisan
Edema - Edema (Only in Ilaje and Ijebu)
Adenuyiri - Adeniyi
Omawumi - Omowumi
Tosan - Tosan
Ayiri - Ayin
Bamigho - Bamiwo
Sheyi/Tseyi - Sheyi
Amaju/Amajuoritse - Amoju/Amojuoluwa
Omadeli - Omodele
Boyo - Bayo

Countless more.


Most Itsekiri names are practically all yoruba names with a delta twist. (Except the ones borrowed from some of their neighbora like Urhobos and Ijaws)


my little contribution

waje

Jolomi (ilaje and itsekiri)

Tosan

tshola not shola (Always add ur "t" to it)

Ayomike

Oyo (Ayo in Yoruba)

etc.

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by Olu317(m): 4:21pm On Nov 26, 2017
Efewestern:


just want to deviate a little.

Ogedegbe is an edoid word.

Urhobo Also bears ogedegbe, and it means the same thing, Eastern yorubas were greatly influenced by Edo reason itsekiri and ilajes bear it.

thank me later.
Really?Yoruba's Ogèdègbè or Ogèdèngbè ,either of it is used interchangeably and the nearest interpretation of it “Incantation aided " or “conjured potent words aided". The real meaning is deeper than these interpretation despite the fact that I was economical with it . What is the meaning in Edoid language?

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by Opiletool(m): 8:47am On Nov 27, 2017
Konquest:


^^^^^^^
^^^^^^^
Someone I knew back in my undergraduate days in Nigeria had
"Okoro" as his surname. He was a full-blooded, pounded yam-loving Ekiti
guy! grin

Okoro has something to do with "bitterness" according to the Ekiti version. Urhobos also bear Okoro
as surnames. Oko has something to do
with "man" in Itsekiri and Urhobo.

On the other hand Itsekiris use the spelling
: Ogedegbe! In other parts of Yoruba, Ogedengbe with a letter "n" is used.

Itsekiris also use Omatsola, Omawumi etc.
Omosola and Omowumi are the Yoruba
equivalents.

Itsekiri language is classified as Eastern
Yoruboid just like the Ondo state sub groups.


All the best.

Ogedengbe, I believe was the name of an Ijesha warrior. He was one of those that fought the Ekiti parapo war.

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by lx3as(m): 9:55pm On Nov 27, 2017
Ekiti, Central Yoruba


Akinlua. - Akinleye

Adesua. - Adeseye

Adelua - Adeleye

Adeluyi. - Adeniyi

Akinluyi. - Akinniyi

Others are:
Ademiluyi, Oguntuyi, Ogunluyi, Ademiluyi, Olumilua, funmiluyi, Adesuyi, etc. Though they bear both forms.

Uyi = Iyi, Ua = Eye etc.

Then you have '... en' ending some Ijebu's names.
In Ijebu also, Ogunleye becomes Ogunnewe or Ogunneye; Adeleye becomes Adeneye, etc.

Adeleye = Adelua = Adeneye = Adekeye (Igbomina, sometimes for Adesua or Adeseye).

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by Probz(m): 2:46am On Nov 28, 2017
scholes0:
Otokiti

Peculiar to Owo, Ifon, Imoru, Akure and other parts of Ondo state.

Okpeseyi

Particular to Yorubas of Edo state like Usen people

Toluhi, Sholahi Etc
Anything ending in “Hi”

Peculiar to Kabba and Ijumu people

Tell me more about Edo State Yorubas. I know there’s a spillover of Akoko Yorubas and (I think) the Ilajes of Ondo State in Edo but that’s the scope of my knowledge on that. Care to enlighten me about them?

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by Konquest(m): 4:17am On Nov 28, 2017
Opiletool:


Ogedengbe, I believe was the name of an Ijesha warrior. He was one of those that fought the Ekiti parapo war.
^^^^^^
^^^^^^
Absolutely correct! smiley


I have seen his photograph taken on the
battlefield with his lieutenants in the 1880s at Imesi-Ile during
the Kiriji or Ekiti Parapo War.

They all had guns and charms on them. grin

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by Probz(m): 4:25am On Nov 28, 2017
Efewestern:


just want to deviate a little.

Ogedegbe is an edoid word.

Urhobo Also bears ogedegbe, and it means the same thing, Eastern yorubas were greatly influenced by Edo reason itsekiri and ilajes bear it.

thank me later.

I don’t know how much influence Edo people has on Eastern Yorubaland (at least not in language). You sure of what you’re saying?

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by Probz(m): 4:26am On Nov 28, 2017
Konquest:

^^^^^^
^^^^^^
Absolutely correct! smiley


I have seen his photograph taken on the
battlefield with his lieutenants in the 1880s at Imesi-Ile during
the Kiriji or Ekiti Parapo War.

They all had guns and charms on them. grin

You sure are one vivacious perky man aren’t you.

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by Konquest(m): 4:29am On Nov 28, 2017
scholes0:
Otokiti

Peculiar to Owo, Ifon, Imoru, Akure and other parts of Ondo state.

Okpeseyi

Particular to Yorubas of Edo state like Usen people

Toluhi, Sholahi Etc
Anything ending in “Hi”

Peculiar to Kabba and Ijumu people
^^^^^
^^^^^
@Scholes0

I appreciate your input. smiley


What examples can you give from the Ogori
People, and Oworos of Lokoja.


An OAP by the name of Oreka Godis is
from Ogori, Kogi. I never heard of the name
Ogiri until around 2010 when she granted
an interview to Punch.

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by Konquest(m): 4:33am On Nov 28, 2017
Probz:


You sure are one vivacious perky man aren’t you.
^^^^^^^
^^^^^^^
@Probz

If you say so... smiley
Re: Yoruba Names By Region by Konquest(m): 4:59am On Nov 28, 2017
Olu317:
Really?Yoruba's Ogèdègbè or Ogèdèngbè ,either of it is used interchangeably and the nearest interpretation of it “Incantation aided " or “conjured potent words aided". The real meaning is deeper than these interpretation despite the fact that I was economical with it . What is the meaning in Edoid language?
^^^^^^
^^^^^^
Gurus in the building...I have learned
a lot more on Yoruba words, etymology
and culture from you!


@ Efewestern,

@Olu317 wants you to
tell us the meaning of Ogedegbe in the
Edoid languages.

Thanks!

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by Efewestern: 6:32am On Nov 28, 2017
Probz:


I don’t know how much influence Edo people has on Eastern Yorubaland (at least not in language). You sure of what you’re saying?

It's a known fact, for example the culture of the ilajes are similar to that of bini, not only ilaje almost all yoruboid group in Ondo and also itsekiri.

Those areas were at some time controlled by the binis, thou they still retain their original Yoruba language.

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by Efewestern: 6:34am On Nov 28, 2017
Konquest:
^^^^^^ ^^^^^^ Gurus in the building...I have learned a lot more on Yoruba words, etymology and culture from you!

@ Efewestern,
@Olu317 wants you to tell us the meaning of Ogedegbe in the Edoid languages.
Thanks!
to my little understanding it means big crew in edoid.
Will verify later and repost.

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Re: Yoruba Names By Region by Konquest(m): 7:35am On Nov 28, 2017
Efewestern:


to my little understanding it means big crew in edoid.

Will verify later and repost.
^^^^^^
OK...thanks Efewestern! smiley
Re: Yoruba Names By Region by scholes0(m): 7:57am On Nov 28, 2017
Konquest:

^^^^^
^^^^^
@Scholes0

I appreciate your input. smiley


What examples can you give from the Ogori
People, and Oworos of Lokoja.


An OAP by the name of Oreka Godis is
from Ogori, Kogi. I never heard of the name
Ogiri until around 2010 when she granted
an interview to Punch.

Oworos have names like:

Adoga
Ehimoni

Ogori and Magongo people bear either plain Yoruba names or names in their ethnic langaage of Oko- Eni- Osayen
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oko_language
Re: Yoruba Names By Region by ElsonMorali: 9:51am On Nov 28, 2017
scholes0:


I think the Itsekiri version is more correct

There is nothing like “Mo dupe” , given that the actual breakdown of it is “Mo da Ope” I give Thanks.

Upon contraction, it should be Modope/Modokpe, not Modupe/Modukpe.

There is nothing like more correct.

Dialects differ according to locations and No one Yoruba dialect is more superior to the others.

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