How do you greet and respond in Yoruba?

The following greetings can be used at any time of the day to greet someone “hello” in Yoruba language:

  1. E nle o.
  2. E pele o.
  3. E rora o.
  4. E ku ishe o (most appropriate for greeting someone who is busy with something).
  5. E ku ikale o (most appropriate for greeting someone who’s sitting down or relaxed).

How do you greet an ode in Yoruba?

(Greeting) Hi! Ek’asan Good evening! It is the rough translation of the Yoruba weekend greeting tagged “Eku ojo isimi”, which literally means “happy resting day”.

How do you reply to BAWO NI in Yoruba?

‘ – ‘ Báwo ni ‘; ‘ A dúpẹ́’ is the ideal response.

How do you greet akope in Yoruba?

The palm wine tappers (Akope) are greeted in the following way: Igba a ro o (may climbing rope be supple for you); hunters (Ode) arinpa ogun o (May Ogun provide games for you).

What does Na you sabi mean?

Na you sabi. Definition: 1. A subtle way of saying ‘I don’t care what you think’ 2.

What does Oya mean in Yoruba?

Ọya (Yoruba: Ọya, also known as Oyá or Oiá; Yansá or Yansã; and Iansá or Iansã in Latin America) is an orisha of winds, lightning, and violent storms, death and rebirth. She is similar to the Haitian god Maman Brigitte, who is syncretised with the Catholic Saint Brigit.

How do you greet during a rainy season in Yoruba?

During the rainy season, the greeting is: “Ẹ ku òjò yi”, or “Ẹ ku ọgin-ni-tin”.

What is Iyaleta English?

Eku iyaleta is a greeting during the noon. Good afternoon is called eka a ‘san while the greeting between the roughly period of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. is known as eku irole.

What does wetin mean?

What?’
Wetin? This means ‘What?’

What does ooo mean in Nigerian?

Like I said, wat da hell! If you paid attention, you’d notice that like most Nigerian exclamatory words, ‘O’ connotes more than one idea/reaction. It can be the answer to a call. It can be used in agreement. It can also be used to reiterate a point.

What’s the correct way to say hello in Yoruba?

The following greetings can be used at any time of the day to greet someone “hello” in Yoruba language: E nle o. (To sound more respectful to elderly people, say “E nle ma” or “E nle sir” depending on the gender).

How to say Good Morning in Yoruba language?

E ku ikale o (most appropriate for greeting someone who’s sitting down or relaxed). To elders, say “E ku ikale ma” or “E ku ikale sir”. The following greetings are used specifically at certain times of the day to greet people in Yoruba language: E kaaro o — meaning good morning (Say “E kaaro ma/sir” to elders).

Why are Greetings so important in Yoruba culture?

This is not saying Yorubas are jobless or what-have-you; this goes to show that we love ourselves or people that are around us. Greetings are very important in the life of a Yoruba individual. The way an individual greets others shows the product of his/her home-training.

What do you say to an old person in Yoruba?

To elders, say “E ku ishe ma” or “E ku ishe sir”. E ku ikale o (most appropriate for greeting someone who’s sitting down or relaxed). To elders, say “E ku ikale ma” or “E ku ikale sir”.