Yoruba Family

This is a list of words about family in Yoruba. You can name people such as your relatives as well as extended family this way.

Daughter: Ọmọbìnrin
Son: omokunrin
Sister: egbon / aburo obirin
Brother: egbon / aburo okunrin
Baby: Ọmọ ọwọ́
Child (m): Ọmọ (akọ)
Child (f): Ọmọ (abo)
Father: baba
Mother: iya
Husband: Ọkọ
Wife: iyawo
Cousin (m): arakunrin
Cousin (f): arabirin
Aunt: Anti
Uncle: Ounku
Grandfather: baba-baba
Grandmother: iya-iya
Nephew: arakunrin
Niece: arabinrin
Man: Ọkùnrin
Woman: Obìnrin
Boy: Ọmọdékùnrin
Girl: Ọmọdébìnrin
People: Àwọn ènìyàn

These examples show how family words are used in a Yoruba sentence. Very useful when socializing with other people. This can also show you how to ask questions.

What's your brother called?: Orúkọ wo ni a npè arákùnrin rẹ?
How old is your sister?: Báwo ni arábìnrin rẹ ti dàgbà tó
Where does your father work?: Ibo ni bàbá rẹ ti nṣiṣẹ́
Your daughter is very cute: Ọmọbìnrin yín / rẹ dúróore
I love my husband: Mo nífẹ̀ẹ́ ọkọ mi
This is my wife: Ìyàwó / aya mi nìyí

With the above list you will be able to discuss how many siblings you have or ask others about their family. Now let's go to the next topic by clicking the "Next" button. Or simply choose your own topic from the menu above.

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