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Online Dictionary Helps Nigerians Decode Their Names

The names given to a child by southwest Nigeria’s Yoruba people come with a certain meaning, which may be related to something like the time of year or to the circumstances of the child’s birth. While linguist Kola Tubosun knows the meaning of his name, many of the other Yorubas he has met do not.  So, he decided to do something about it. Launched earlier this month, is an online dictionary of traditional Yoruba names, aimed at Yoruba people who might have forgotten...

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