Yoruba Submitted Place Names

Yoruba names are used by the Yoruba people of Nigeria.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Àbújá (Settlement) Western African, Yoruba
Yoruba form of Abuja.
Abuja (Settlement) Western African, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, English
From Abu-Ja, a nickname of 19th-century monarch Abubakar Jatau (sometimes referred to as "Abu"), who founded what is now the city of Abuja in 1828. By some accounts, he was described as having fair skin, which possibly earned him the nickname Ja meaning "red" in Hausa... [more]
Kroatíà (Country) Yoruba
Yoruba form of Croatia.
Nàìjíríà (Country) Western African, Yoruba
Yoruba form of Nigeria.
Naijiria (Country) Western African, Igbo, Yoruba
Igbo form of Nigeria as well as a Yoruba variant of Nàìjíríà.
Saro (Country) Yoruba
Yoruba form of Sierra Leone
Yaoundé (Settlement) English, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Welsh, Yoruba
From the outpost of Jaundo, founded between 1887 and 1889 by German explorers Lt. Richard Kund and Hans Tappenbeck and named so after the local Ewondo people, also known as Yaunde. The name could also have been a German rendition of the Ewondo expression mia wondo ("peanut farmers")... [more]