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AFROCROWD WIKIPEDIA WORKSHOPS This Weekend!

AFROCROWD WIKIPEDIA WORKSHOPS TO LAUNCH DURING BLACK WIKI HISTORY MONTH WEEKEND NEW YORK, NY — January 25, 2014 — Announcing AfroCROWD Intro to Wikimedia and How to Edit Wikipedia  workshops at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Info Commons  on February 7th and 8th.   Since its creation in 2001, Wikipedia has grown rapidly into one of […]

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Yoruba Traditional Marriage Ceremony: A Step by Step Account

  Today, we are talking weddings. That union between two people from different backgrounds and orientations coming together in love to build a home and choose to become one. Universally, a wedding is one of the most important events in one’s life. In Africa, marriages are seen as a union not between two people, but […]

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Yoruba Games

Our culture has its unique form of education as well as leisure and recreational activities. Yoruba adults know how to enjoy a good time. They unwind by dancing, listening to folkloric music and playing games. One of the best known games in the Yoruba culture is Ayo Olopon. It is mostly played by men after a […]

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Learn Yoruba: Months of the Year/ Osù nínú Odún

How do the Yoruba people say the months of the year? Look below and find out! To learn more Yoruba make sure to check us out on the awesome classes that we offer! Osù nínú Odún/ Months of the Year Osù kìíní odún (Sêrê)/ January Osù kejì odún (Èrèlé)/ February Osù keta odún (Erênà)/ March Osù kerin odún (Igbe)/ April […]

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Yoruba Proverb of the Week: A kì í sọ̀rọ̀ ìkọ̀kọ̀ kó má diyàn ní gba-n-gba.

A kì í sòrò ìkòkò kó má diyàn ní gba-n-gba. Literally translating, this proverb means that ‘One does not conspire in secret without the matter eventually causing a public argument’. Basically, everything done in the dark always comes to light. We all have had or currently have a few skeletons in our closet, a few […]

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Yoruba Proverb of the Week: A kì í kọ ẹlẹ́ṣin ká tún lọ fẹ́ ẹlẹ́sẹ̀.

A kì í kọ ẹlẹ́ṣin ká tún lọ fẹ́ ẹlẹ́sẹ̀: In the Yoruba language, this proverb literally means: One should not divorce a horse rider and go marry a pedestrian. Basically, in life, a person must always progress and never regress. A person must continue to move forward and never backward. We must begin to […]

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How Yoruba Speakers can help Learners

Yoruba speakers play a huge role to the Yoruba learning youth. The kind of support that a Yoruba learning youth receives from Yoruba speakers can either make or break their learning experience and drive. The speakers can encourage and push Yoruba learners by speaking to them regularly, encouraging them to respond in Yoruba, and correcting […]