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Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Nobody: 4:22pm On Feb 16, 2020
FutureIG:
Agbonrin is antelope
Yup or deer.
Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Nobody: 4:23pm On Feb 16, 2020
sholay2011:
Some of these names are funny if you understand Yoruba. grin grin

For example, Lice is ina ori.
grin Lolz
Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Nobody: 4:23pm On Feb 16, 2020
ignis:
I did not see Amotekun
It’s on the list. It’s a leopard
Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Nobody: 4:24pm On Feb 16, 2020
imam07:
Asa is hawk. Why kite
Because hawks is a forest raptor while kite is the one that steals chicks which yorubas called Asa.
Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by KangaIye: 4:24pm On Feb 16, 2020
NigeriaBam:
I need Yoruba name for "Toad"

And English name for "Opolo"

Toad......... Kanka

Frog........ Opolo

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Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Donaldoni: 4:25pm On Feb 16, 2020
ednut1:
95% of them have all been killed from yoruba land. Shame. There is no tiger in africa so why would yoruba have a name for it

The fact that there are no tigers in Africa doesn't mean our forefathers were not aware of its existence.

Come on!

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Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Nobody: 4:26pm On Feb 16, 2020
IJOBA2:
AMOTEKUN OR ALANGBA MEANS LIZARD
Amotekun is different from Alangba

A leopard is Amotekun

While alangba is an Agama lizard

Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Clashy(m): 4:26pm On Feb 16, 2020
shellsea:
What is Eagle in Yoruba ?
the fact is we have several species of this bird. The one that best describe the eagle is AWODI not commonly seen and very terible.

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Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Nobody: 4:28pm On Feb 16, 2020
imam07:
crocodile is ooni.
Like Ooni of ife.
Akurakuda is whale
I think it’s pronounced oni.

I don’t really know about Akurakuda but since it sounds like how one pronounced a Crocodile I always have the impression of it being a Crocodile.

Also a Whale is Erinmilokun.

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Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Donaldoni: 4:28pm On Feb 16, 2020
snazzy5050:
not just earth worm, some other animals there are clearly pronounced in bini by the yoruba people

It is Bini that borrowed the words from Yoruba...

Their pronunciation is clearly alien to Bini.

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Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by AgentNairaland(f): 4:29pm On Feb 16, 2020
What's Yoruba name for that animal in ASO ROCK Called BUBU??
Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Nobody: 4:30pm On Feb 16, 2020
Lokospirit:



Crocodile is Oni' not Akurakuda'
Akurakuda is Whale not Shark.

Thanks have been corrected on that.
I think Whale is Erinmilokun and croc is Akurakuda.

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Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Nobody: 4:32pm On Feb 16, 2020
W3xy1:
But there is no tiger in Africa. Tiger can never be Ẹkùn
Ekun was originally a name for the leopard but can be substituted when referring to a tiger too.
Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by MetaPhysical: 4:33pm On Feb 16, 2020
Very nice thread. OP, thanks!

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Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Nobody: 4:35pm On Feb 16, 2020
Bjergtrolde:


Thanks for sharing but I don't know how you got the name for tiger since tigers are not native to Africa.
Yes they aren’t native to Africa and Ekùn was the name for the leopard but since people got to know about tigers and because it has no name in Yoruba language, people started referring it to as Ekùn since it behaves similarly to the leopard.

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Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Nobody: 4:36pm On Feb 16, 2020
loveliveshere:

Toad is konko, sorry I don't know any better way to write it.

Opolo is frog
Wrong it’s the other way around.
Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Nobody: 4:37pm On Feb 16, 2020
sammyfrosh:


Okinrin is thorns in English so it’s not an animal but there’s Okunrun which is called a Millipede or Centipede in English.

Thanks for this

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Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Nobody: 4:38pm On Feb 16, 2020
backnbeta:

Crocodile is Oni
Thanks I made a mistake in writing “oni” as ooni.
Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by FASH23(m): 4:38pm On Feb 16, 2020
I thought Aganrere is Unicorn
Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Clashy(m): 4:39pm On Feb 16, 2020
sammyfrosh:
Aaka = Hedgehog Àgbọnrín = Deer Agemon, ògà = Chameleon Agodongbo = Colt Àgùnfọn = Giraffe Àkeke = Scorpion Àkókó = Wood pecker Akò = Grey Heron Aparo = Bushfowl Àwòdì, Àṣá = Kite Ẹfọn = Buffalo Ẹ̀ga = Weaver Erè, Òjòlá = Python Erin = Elephant Erinmi = Hippopotamus Ẹtà = civet cat Ẹtù, Awó = Guinea fowl Etu, Èsúró = Duiker
Ewúrẹ = Goat Rakunmi = camel Ìbákà = Canary bird Ìgalà = Bushbuck Ìjàpá, Ahun, Alábahun = Tortoise Ìnọkí = Baboon or Mandrill Ìràwò = Beetle Kọlọkọlọ = Fox Kìnìún = Lion lámilámi = Dragonfly Ofàfà = Tree hyrax Ọ̀bọ = Monkey Ológbò = Cat Omo-nlé = Gecko Lizard Òtòlò = Waterbuck Òwìwí = Owl Oyà = cane Rat/Grasscutter Pẹpẹyẹ = Duck Yànmùyánmú, ẹfọn = Mosquito Eranko bi imado/Àgbánréré = Rhinoceros Ẹkùn/Ògìdán = Tiger Àmọ̀tẹ́kùn = Leopard Erinmi/Erinmilokun = Hippopotamus Ìmàdò = Wild boar Ikõkò = Hyena/Hyaena Kẹ́tẹ́kẹ́tẹ́ = Donkey Kẹ́tẹ́kẹ́tẹ́ abilà = Zebra Ìjímèrè = Brown Monkey Egbin/Ẹtu/Olube/Esuró = Antelope Ọ̀wàwà = Cheetah Ọṣà = Chimpanzee Ọka = Gabon viper Sebe = Cobra Ahọnrihọn = Alligator Antaa/Aleegba = Monitor Lizard Igun, Gunnugun, Gurugu, Akala = Vulture Ologiri = Palm bird Arigiṣẹgi = Wood- Carrier Ọkin = Peacock Ọkẹrẹ = Squirrel Okinrin = Okinrin Okete = Pouch Rat Edu = Wild Goat Akurakuda = Shark Ekolo = Earthworm Ẹyẹ-Orin = Songbird Aparo = Partridge Ibakasiẹ = Ass Ẹyẹ-Ofu = Pelican Osin = Water Bird Yanja-yanja = Sea Bird Adaba = Dove Paramọlẹ = Viper Pẹju-pẹju = Seagulls Sọmidọlọti/Oloyo = Yellow-haired Monkey Ẹyẹ-Iwo = Raven Iṣawuru = Fresh-water Snail Igbin/Aginniṣọ = Snail Ẹdun = Ape Alangba = Lizard Alakasa = Lobster Ere = African rock python Ẹlẹdẹ-Igbo = Boar Elegbede = Chimpanzee Ojola = African rock Python Kọnkọ = frog Ọpọlọ = Toad Eegbọn = Tick/flee Akan = Crab Oriri = Wild pigeon Oorẹ, Eerẹ, Ojigbọn = Porcupine Tanpẹpẹ = Blank-ants Ọkunrun = Millipede Aja-Ọdẹ = Hound Lekeleke = Cattle-egret Ogongo = Ostrich Ikan, Ikamudu = White ant/Termite Idi = Eagle Oyin = Bee Eṣinṣin/Eṣin = Housefly Kokoro-Ojuọti = Gnats Eliri = Mouse Abonilejọpọn = Red-ants Ina-Ori = Lice Idun = Bedbugs Alapandẹdẹ = Swallow Iru, Eṣinṣin- Nla = Gadfly Akata/Ajako = Jackal Eja-odo = Jelly fish Aferegbojo/ Afe-imojo = A species of bird Elulu = A brown feathered bird Labalaba = Butterfly

























































































































OGIDAN IS JAGUAR,TIGER=EKUN,AWODI=EAGLE,ASA=HAWK
Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Nobody: 4:40pm On Feb 16, 2020
brashear:
So monitor lizard isn't Antaa. I have always been calling it Antaa.

It’s also called Antaa too so your not wrong calling it such.
Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Ritchiee: 4:40pm On Feb 16, 2020
AmazingELixir:
What about Afonja...?


Afonja is the name of the founder of Ilorin. ..(war camp).




What about OSU?

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Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Nobody: 4:42pm On Feb 16, 2020
farem:
Ìkan and Ikamudu are not the same.
Ikan as translated here is termite BUT Ikamudu is different. Ikamudu is bigger and black. Anywhere just one Ikamudu is, there is always some kind of foul odor.
Termites bites but Ikamudu stings (dreadful, I never came near it, except I want to kill it)
I need to know Ikamudu's correct English name.
Good work, though.
I think ikamudu might be stinking bug in English don’t really know too.

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Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Nobody: 4:43pm On Feb 16, 2020
farem:


Ọ̀nì and not Ooni
Sorry I made a mistake when writing that. Thanks for correcting me.

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Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Nobody: 4:44pm On Feb 16, 2020
salford1:
There are no tigers in Africa though, so I wonder how yoruba of olden days had a name for it.
It’s actually a name for the leopard but can also be used for other members of the cats family like tigers.
Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Adufeamos: 4:45pm On Feb 16, 2020
I only Sight ALMIGHTY AMOTEKUN.... LEOPARD for this List.....lol. Amotekun has come to stay

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Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Nobody: 4:45pm On Feb 16, 2020
maclatunji:
Konko= toad
Opolo= frog
Here it’s corrected.

Opolo= toad
Konko or Akee/Akeere= Frog (the edible ones)
Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Nobody: 4:46pm On Feb 16, 2020
Bakrabas:
Obokun::: shark
grin grin Very funny name oo
Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Nobody: 4:47pm On Feb 16, 2020
Liposure:
Abeg wetin dem dey call dat tiny thing wey dey hang 4 wall. D thing no get leg. Na dat tin dey lay tiny eggs
Can you show me the pictures of such animal?
Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Nobody: 4:48pm On Feb 16, 2020
daspeaker:
What about Amotekun?
Is a leopard.
Re: Animals Names In Yoruba And Their English Meaning by Nobody: 4:49pm On Feb 16, 2020
fredoooooo:
O.P wa gbayi cool

Mo koyiii mo ra cool

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