Nouns in Yoruba language.

Firstly, what is a Noun called in Yoruba language?

Well, a noun is called Ọ̀rọ̀ orúkọ in Yoruba language.

Ọrọ orúkọ means, “Word of names”. Literally of course.

We all know that a noun is the name of an animal, place or thing right? Well, it is not different in Yoruba language too.

Ọ̀rọ̀ orúkọ means Noun. It is the name given to people, places, animals and things.

So, what are some nouns in Yoruba?

Nouns of People/ Names of people/ Ọ̀rọ̀ orúkọ àwọn ènìyàn.

1. Bọla

2. Tinubu

3. Sanwó-olu

4. Ayobanji

5. Adedoyin

Ọrọ orúkọ àwọn ẹranko/Nouns of Animals.

1. Ajá- Dog

2. Olongbo- Cat

3. Ọ̀bọ- Monkey

4. Ẹjá- Fish

5. Erin – Elephant

Ọrọ orúkọ àwọn nkán/ Names of things.

1. Ìwé- means “Notebook”.

2. Tábìlì- Means Table/Desk.

3. Ẹrọ ibanisọrọ- Means “Telephone”.

4. Ọkọ̀ ayọkẹlẹ- Means Car/vehicle.

5. Aṣọ- Means Cloth.

Ọrọ orúkọ àwọn ibìkan/ Names of Places.

1. Èkó

2. Abẹokuta

3. Ọ̀yọ́

4. Ìjèṣà

5. Àkúrẹ́

All the places we mentioned are all Yoruba towns and cities.

I hope you learnt what you were looking for. Comment more nouns in the comments! 😘

Moyinoluwa Olawoye

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