Yoruba Definition

yôrə-bə, yō-ro͝o-bä
yorubas
noun
A member of a people of SW Nigeria and neighboring regions.
Webster's New World
The language of this people, a tone language of the Niger-Congo subfamily.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
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adjective
Of the Yorubas or their language or culture.
Webster's New World
pronoun

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.

Wiktionary

An African traditional religion which spawned various offshoots in the Americas in the 15th to 19th centuries. These include Santeria and Lukumi. See Yoruba religion.

Wiktionary
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