Introducing the First Ever Online Dictionary for Yorùbá Names

Due to the ephemeral joy and goodness that civilization brought to Nigeria, this has put the culture of the nation in jeopardy. Which makes people forget and scorn their values; not knowing how to greet, inability to write and speak in their Mother-tongue and having no regards to the laws of the land. However, it is good to know that the Yorùbá culture is now taking a new turn.

Yorubaname.com has launch the first online dictionary for Yorùbá names. It’s a pity that children of this present age doesn’t even know the meaning of their names. It started out as an undergraduate thesis which was presented by Kọ́lá Túbòsún at the University of Ibadan, in 2005. What was at the time, a collection of a few Yorùbá names on a compact disk, with their meanings and pronunciations, has been morphed into an online dictionary, with over 2000 names (and growing).

Amazingly, beyond the online dictionary, the Yorùbá Names team has built a software keyboard, to help users type out correct subdots and tone marks.

Quite interesting stuff. This is one of the great way to premise and preserve our culture in the face of modernization and with so much joy I value what Mr. Kola, and his awesome team have built here.


Originally published at NoizMakaz.

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