Yoruba

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Yoruba Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a Kwa language spoken by the Yoruba people in southwestern Nigeria
  • a member of a West African people living chiefly in southwestern Nigeria

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a member of a West African people living chiefly in southwestern Nigeria ,
  • a Kwa language spoken by the Yoruba in southwestern Nigeria

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Yoruba Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


ca. 38 million

Yoruba is an ethnic group of people living in Africa. They live on the west coast of Africa, mostly Nigeria and Ghana.



Yoruba Sample Sentences in News


  • Marginalisation of the Yoruba
    I think there is marginalisation of the Yoruba in the scheme of things under the current administration. One of Nigeria’s popular columnists, Tunde Fagbenle, highlighted this in his SUNDAY PUNCH column of December 18, 2011 titled “Ugly signs of Yoruba marginalisation.” There is an attempt to relegate the Yoruba to the background in terms of...  [Read More.. Read more on this news related to 'Yoruba'
  • Obasanjo not justified to criticise Jonathan -Group
    A Yoruba socio-cultural group, Oodua Development Initiative, has berated former President Olusegun Obasanjo for describing President Goodluck Jonathan’s performance as below average. The patron of the group, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, said Obasanjo mismanaged Nigeria during his over 10 non-consecutive years in office. Odumakin said under Obasanjo, Nigeria was adjudged Read more on this news related to 'Yoruba'
  • FERMA boss berates Yoruba leaders
    Chairman of Governing Board, Federal Roads Management Agency, Dr. Olajide Adeniyi, has accused Yoruba leaders of pursuing personal agenda in the disguise that they were forming an opposition to the central government. Adeniyi, who was decorated with the award of Yoruba Man of the Year at an event organised by Yoruba Creative Leadership and Research...  [Read More Read more on this news related to 'Yoruba'

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