Akoko

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Etymology[edit]

From Yoruba Àkókó.

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Àkókó

  1. The Akoko sub-group of Yoruba
  2. The Akoko dialects of Yoruba

Yoruba[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A folk etymology states, à- (nominalizing prefix) +‎ kókó (reduplication of "to kidnap"), literally The ones who were kidnapped; This is said to come from the fact that many Àkókó settlements were raided and the people kidnapped and sold into slavery during the warring periods of the 1700s and 1800s.

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Proper noun[edit]

Àkókó

  1. The Akoko sub-group of Yoruba
  2. The Akoko dialects of Yoruba, comprising of the western and eastern Akoko dialects and the Ào dialect.