Associations to the word «Yoruba»


YORUBA, proper noun. A sub-Saharan language. It belongs to the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family, and has nearly 30 million speakers in Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Sierra Leone, as well as communities in Brazil and Cuba.
YORUBA, proper noun. An African traditional religion which spawned various offshoots in the Americas in the 15th to 19th centuries. These include santería and Lukumi. See Yoruba religion.

Dictionary definition

YORUBA, noun. A member of a West African people living chiefly in southwestern Nigeria.
YORUBA, noun. A Kwa language spoken by the Yoruba in southwestern Nigeria.

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