Yoruba Plural

This page provides information about the plural in Yoruba. Below is a list of singular (one) and plural (many) words, listed side by side.

Woman: obinrin
Women: awon arabirin
Language: édé
Languages: awon édé
Man: ọkunrin
Men: awon ọkunrin
Country: ìlú
Countries: awon ìlú
Boy: omokunrin
Boys: awon omokunrin
Lake: adagun omi
Lakes: awon adagun omi
Girl: omobirin
Girls: awon omobirin
Pen: kalamu
Pens: awon kalamu

These examples show a sentence with both singular and plural forms. The list includes the use of nouns, numbers and pronouns.

I visited one country: Mo lọ si ilu kan.
She visited three countries: O lọ si ilu meta.
She has one sister: O ni aburo obinrin kan.
He has two sisters: O ni aburo obinrin meji.
We speak two languages: Mo so ede meji.
They speak four languages: Mo nso ede merin.

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