Year: 2018

  Yorùbá:  Egbèje ìràwọ̀, kò le mọ́lẹ̀ t’ósùpá. English:  One thousand and four hundred stars can not illuminate as moon. Usage:  This proverb is used to boast of one’s healthiness. PS: Need Yoruba language services?  Contact us.

Yorùbá:  Eégún nlá ní í gbẹ̀hìn ìgbàlẹ̀ English:  The lead masquerade leaves the grove last. Usage:  It is used to show that the head is honoured last and best.  

  Yorùbá:  Ọmọ ti kò le rákòrò ni’lé kò le ni le rìn l’ájò. English:. A child that cannot crawl at home will not be able to walk in foreign land. Usage:.  It is used to show that charity begins…

Proverbs are wholesome sayings with profound meanings.  They are at the core of Yoruba culture. The use of proverbs are common with the elders in the society during discussions among themselves, or when talking to the young ones.  The young…