A Dictionary of the Yoruba Language


A staple in the Yoruba education system, this dictionary has been used for many years to teach and explain the language. It has a English to Yoruba section and a Yoruba to English section and gives a defined lists of birds, plants and trees in the beginning.

A simple and efficient dictionary that helps you translates words and also gives examples of them being used in sentences.

235 pages


17 in stock (can be backordered)


A dictionary of the Yoruba language by University Press PLC

English to Yoruba and Yoruba to English


Based upon the nineteenth century standard work on the Yoruba language, and first ever English-Yoruba, Yoruba-English dictionary, this new edition has been revised and enlarged considerably. The dictionary contains about 50,000 references and translations; Yoruba pronunciation guidance; examples of how words are used; contemporary meanings and interpretations; and reference to grammatical usage and parts of speech. There is also an extensive list of commonly occurring birds, plants and trees, translated from Yoruba into English alongside their botanical equivalents.


  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ African Books Collective; Revised edition (29 Dec. 2001)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English, Yoruba
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 476 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780307605
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9780307608
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.7 x 2.69 x 20.3 cm




Note: These dictionaries have been brought over from Nigeria and I cannot guarantee that there won’t be a few marks/scuffs on the jacket of the book. The insides are brand new and very neat.


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