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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

west Nigerian people, also the name of their language.


Yoruba may refer to:

  • Yoruba people of West Africa
  • Yoruba language

Usage examples of "yoruba".

If the only language you know is Chinese or Yoruba or Navajo or Korean, or any one of thousands of other natural languages, Esperanto will look no more familiar to you than any other foreign language does.

Dahomey, the Mandinka, the Yoruba, of tribes yet unborn in the tides of time.

The papers of ownership, which I had refused even to touch, said that he was a ftill-blooded Gold Coast Ncgro, a Yoruba, sold by a French planter from Barbuda, one-armed, bearing a brand on the left shoulder of a flcur-dc-lys and the initial "A," and known by the name Tcnicraire.