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See also: yoruba and Yorùbá



Borrowed from Yoruba Yorùbá.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈjɒɹʊbə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈjɔːɹəbə/
  • (file)


Yoruba pl (plural only)

  1. An ethnic group living mainly in southwest Nigeria, southern Benin, and eastern Togo and, as well as in communities elsewhere in West Africa, and in Brazil and Cuba.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A sub-Saharan language. It belongs to the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family, and has nearly 40 million speakers in Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Sierra Leone, as well as communities in Brazil and Cuba.
  2. An African traditional religion which spawned various offshoots in the Americas in the 15th to 19th centuries. These include santería and Lucumi. See Yoruba religion.


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See also[edit]

Yoruba Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia yo

Further reading[edit]