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Pre-Ordained names (also known as Generic Name) is directly translated to Yoruba Language as “Oruko Amutorunwa”. These are names a child is automatically given at birth, based on its presentation at delivery or circumstances of birth. Such name is automatically awarded to the child before the official naming ceremony.

oruko amutorunwa yoruba (pre-ordained names)

Pre-Ordained Names in Yoruba Land

There are different Oruko Amutorunwa (pre-ordained/generic name) in Yoruba Land, and many parents really loved to be called by one. Aside the popular names like Dada, Aina, Ojo, Olugbodi, Ajayi etc. Did also know that names like Salako, Odunjo, Abatan are also pre-ordained names and have their meanings too?

Yoruba Library hereby presents you with a unique video, well researched and articulated clip to showcase different kinds of pre-ordained names and the reasons behind such name. This video is one of its kind, and made in form of digital e-book for a better grasping and understanding and to ultimately give a great sense of realism and listening pleasure.

Different people have found this video to be of immense help, as it was produced for people seeking to have detailed knowledge about all what Oruko Amutorunwa is about. It is specially made for individuals, students, teachers and every society searching to explore rich Yoruba Cultural heritage.

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This video is based on personal research and believed to be most accurate, as it contains different pre-ordained/generic names, oral and written contexts and many more. It was made to widen your horizon and give you a better understanding about Oruko Amutorunwa and its associates.

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  • Passing different examinations about Yoruba Literature and cultures conveniently
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  • Helping people studying different Yoruba related courses in schools.


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  • Video Quality: Full HD (1080p)
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  • Language Spoken: Yoruba
  • Subtitle: English
  • On-Screen Note: Yes



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