A list of Animals and their Yoruba Names

Name of Animals in Yoruba Language

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There are so many people from the Yoruba speaking regions who do not know how the names of animals are pronounced in Yoruba language especially those who have lived outside the shores of Nigeria. Here is a list of names of animals in yoruba...

Cobra * Ọka

Ox , Bull * Malu

Spit-Snake *Ṣebe

Dog * Aja

Hedgehog * Ọya

Pangolin * Akika

Crocodile * Ọoni

Alligator * Ahọnrihọn

Pig * Ẹlẹdẹ

Vulture * Igun, Gunnugun, Gurugu, Akala

Wood-Carrier * Arigiṣẹgi

Hawk * Asa

Palm-Bird * Ologiri

A species of Bird * Olofẹrẹ

Sparrow * Ologoṣẹ

Peacock * Ọkin

Squirrel * Ọkẹrẹ

Rabbit * Ehoro

crickets * Okinrin

Pouch Rat * Okete

Wild Goat * Edu

A species of Deer * Ekulu

Shark * Akurakuda

Rat/Mouse * Eku/Ekute

Earthworm * Ekolo

Sing Bird * Ẹyẹ-Orin

Partridge * Aparo

Horse * Ẹṣin

Donkey * Kẹtẹkẹtẹ

Camel * Rakunmi

Ass * Ibakasiẹ

Bat * Adan

Pelican * Ẹyẹ-Ofu

Water-bird * Osin

Dove * Adaba

Viper * Paramọlẹ

Sea-Gulls * Pẹju-pẹju

Yellow-haired Monkey * Sọmidọlọti/Oloyo

Sea-Bird * Yanja-yanja

Mosquito * Ẹfọn/Yanmu-yanmu

A species of Beetles * Yanrinbo

Raven * Ẹyẹ-Iwo

Snail * Igbin/Aginniṣọ

Freshwater Snail * Iṣawuru

Stay * Igala

Steer * Ẹgbọọrọ-Akọ Malu

Trout * Ẹja

Buffalo * Ẹfọn

Monkey * Ọbọ .

Ape * Ẹdun

Lizard * Alangba, -

Lobster * Alakasa

Boa * Constrictor Ere

Boar Ẹlẹdẹ * Igbo,

Gorilla, Baboon * Inaki, Inoki, Iro

Chimpanzee * Elegbede

Phython-Constrictor * Ojola

Electric Fish * Ojiji

Scorpion * Ojogan/Akeekee

Toad * Kọnkọ

Antelope * Egbin

Tick/Flee * Eegbọn

Hippopotamus * Erinmi

Rhinoceros * Ẹranko bi Imado.

Reynard (Fox) * Kọlọkọlọ

Hyena/Wolf * Ikoko

Giraffe * Agbanrere

Cow * Abo-Malu

Crab * Akan

Wild Pigeon * Oriri

Porcupine * Oorẹ, Eerẹ, Ojigbọn

Black-Ants * Tanpẹpẹ

Centipede * Tanisanko

Millipede * Ọkun

Goanna * Awonrinwon

Frog * Ọpọlọ

Chicken * Oromọ-Adiẹ

Nocturnal Animal * Ajao

Hound * Aja-Ọdẹ -

Elephant * Erin/

Souce/Credit: Eunice Alonge Obaro (Facebook)

 


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