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GREETINGS – PART II Greetings in Yoruba land is not limited to morning alone. It takes place at other periods of the day, week, month or year. Please find below example of exchange of greetings between a child and an…

GREETINGS – I In Nigeria, there are different cultures among the different tribes, like it obtains all over the world. This post is on the culture of greetings in Yoruba.  In the weeks to come we shall examine greetings in…

Yorùbá: Baba jóná ẹ nbèrè irùgbọn, kiló fi se ihá? English: Father burns and you are asking about the beard; what served as the catalyst? Usage: This proverb is used to explain a situation where one has a big problem,…

Proverbs is an important part of Yoruba language culture; it is a powerful speech machine that enriches the language. Hence, a Yoruba adage says, ‘Òwe l’ẹsin ọrọ; ọrọ l’ẹsin òwe, bi ọrọ bá sọnù òwe la fi nwa’. That is,…