Yoruba Gender

This page discusses the gender in Yoruba. Below is a list of masculine (man) and feminine (woman) words. We picked the most popular ones.

Boy: ọmọkunrin
Girl: ọmọbinrin
Man: ọkunrin
Woman: obinrin
Father: baba
Mother: mama
Brother: aburo / ẹgbọn ọkunrin
Sister: aburo / ẹgbọn obirin
Actor: akitọ
Actress: akirẹsi
Cat (m): ologbo
Cat (f): ologbo

These examples show a sentence with both genders (masculine or feminine). The list includes the use of nouns, adjectives and pronouns.

He is tall: O o ga.
She is tall: O o ga.
He is a short man: ọkunrin kukuru ni.
She is a short woman: Obinrin kukuru ni.
He is German: Jamani ni.
She is German: Jamani ni.
Japanese men are friendly: Awọn ọkunrin japani yọ mọ enia.
Japanese women are friendly: Awọn obinrin japani yọ mọ enia.

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