Yorùbá is a language native to West Africa, mainly near the Bight of Benin. With over 38 million speakers worldwide, Yorùbá is easily the most influential language in all of Africa. It is spoken chiefly in Nigeria, Benin, and Togo. Internationally, Yorùbá can be heard in England, Maryland, Texas, and New York. Yoruba is also spoken in Cuba, Brazil and the Mediterranean just to mention a few regions with the culture fully practiced
A - [ah] like in the Spanish alphabet
B – [bee] like in beed
G - geh
I have a question? Mo ní ìbéèrè
ọkan or ẹni or kan
eji or meji
===Time=== (Ago) ====Clock time==== ( Ago me loo lo lu? ( What Time is it?)
Igbawo ni (When)
Writing time and date
clock-aago what is the time?-ki ni aago so Today-o jo oni
All forms of air transport - Oko ofurufu (ofurufu being sky) All forms of rail transport - Oko oju irin (irin being steel/metal/rail All forms of water transport - Oko Oju omi. ( You can now ellaborate further with size e.g. Nla (large), for a ship; Kekere (little/small) for a canoe or boat... E.g. Oko oju omi kekere ni mo wo wa (I can by a small water vehicle (canoe/boat))
Bus and train
Train- Oko Oju Irin
Right: Otun, Left: Osi, Front: Iwaju, Back: Eyin/Ehin, Up: Oke, Down: Isale, Under: Abe/l'abe, On top of: L'orii.
Many people use motorcycles to get around the heavy traffic in Nigeria. These motorcycle taxis are called OKADAs, pronounced oh-ka-dah. "Cabi" is Nigerian Pidgin, which is an alternative word for taxi.
There are a lot of hotels in Nigeria where the staff can speak English fluently.
Naira. There is about 175 naira to the american dollar and 240 naira to a British pound.
There is a variety from all over the world similar to McDonalds in Nigeria such as Mr Biggs.
There are a variety of restaurants ranging from the traditional eating outlets that serve local dishes as well as the franchised restaurants both foreign and local e.g. KFC, Nandos, Mr Biggs, Tantalisers etc, who serve continental dishes and are gradually increasing their menus to include popular local dishes. These restaurants are chiefly located in the state capital cities and some of the bigger towns. Most hotels especially in cities such as Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, etc, also have Chinese restaurants.
Shopping in Nigeria has several different names for example: Mo ma ra bread ati wara (meaning I will buy bread and cheese or butter)
The traditional leader in Yorubaland is referred to as the "Oba" I.e. King
He is supported by many "Ijoyes" I.e. Chiefs Oga meaning boss/leader often used to describe an employer or used in honorification like 'Sir'/ Madam