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What’s in a name? – A look at Yoruba’s views of some birds’ names! by Dele Daramola

June 15, 2013

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On a discussion panel with some colleagues sometime last week, we came up with the dearth of Yoruba language and then, to proverbs and their English translations. A mention was made of “Igun’ and ‘Akalamagbo’ birds, and the search for their English names.  We drifted to Eagle and its Yoruba name. We were divided by […]

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