Yoruba Stories


The Spider and His Two Friends

The Spider and His Two Friends

Language: English/Yoruba  Origin: Nigeria

Alantakun the spider had two friends. One lived in the village on the right; the other lived in the village on the left…

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The Tortoise and The Three Brothers

The Tortoise and The Three Brothers

Language: English/Yoruba  Origin: Nigeria

Once upon a time, there were three orphan brothers. Their names were Otarun, Akope, and Awekun…

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The Singing Drum

The Singing Drum

Language: English/Yoruba  Origin: Nigeria

Once upon a time, there was a man and a woman who had a son called Atilola. They loved their only child dearly and made sure he lacked nothing…

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Kulumbu Yeye

Kulumbu Yeye

Language: English/Yoruba  Origin: Nigeria

A long time ago, on the outskirts of Jago village, there lived a lioness and her cub whose name was Kako…

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How The Tortoise Got His Crooked Shell

How The Tortoise Got His Crooked Shell

Language: English/Yoruba  Origin: Nigeria

A long time ago, a terrible famine hit an ancient animal kingdom. It had not rained for two whole years and all of the crops were dying…

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