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The Yoruba Word Iyawo And The Story Behind It by thethronemedia(m): 2:31pm On Mar 11
I bet you never know that the original word for wife in Yoruba language is AYA and not IYAWO? I thought as much, although Iyawo is commonly used nowadays than the former.
The Throne Media will take you through the widely accepted story of how the term Iyawo came about:

A very long ago in Yoruba land, a beautiful princess and daughter of the first king of Iwo town named Wuraola was in the quest of getting herself a well groomed, reserved and cultured husband.

Strong, rich, intelligent and good looking men who later became Yoruba deities like Sango, Ogun, and other known male deities went to Iwo to seek her hand in marriage. Wura she hurled insults and curses at them all. She was very rude and uncultured. She displayed the worst character one can think of unto all her suitors and regardless of her remarkable and unique beauty every one of them failed to accomplish their mission of marrying her so they abandoned their mission on their very first day.

Continue reading: http://thethronemedia.com/2019/03/11/the-yoruba-word-iyawo-and-the-story-behind-it/

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Re: The Yoruba Word Iyawo And The Story Behind It by AfonjaConehead: 2:33pm On Mar 11
Pop corn.....

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