American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A member of a West African people living chiefly in southwest Nigeria.
- n. The Benue-Congo language of this people.
- n. 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.
- n. A family of religions, which spread to the Americas in the 15th to 19th centuries. These include Santeria and Lukumi. See Yoruba religion.
- n. a member of a West African people living chiefly in southwestern Nigeria
- n. a Kwa language spoken by the Yoruba in southwestern Nigeria
“You know in Yoruba land there is the adage that says 'where there is no law, there is no sin or crime'.”
“As long as people are citing influences on ‘Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da’, McCartney got the title from his friend, Nigerian conga player Jimmy Scott, who apparently used the phrase to mean ‘life goes on’ (in Yoruba).”
“I would greet him with respect and all as we do in Yoruba land especially to someone that is 8 years older than you are.”
“Geoffroy tries to speak to them, a few words of Ibo, phrases in Yoruba, in pidgin, but they are always silent, not haughty, merely absent, disappearing rapidly in single file along the river, lost to view in the tall grass yellowed by drought.”
“At Abeokuta in Yoruba a man will send a symbolical letter in the shape of cowries, palm-nuts and other kernels strung on rice — straw, and sharp wits readily interpret the meaning.”
“Twins have special spiritual significance in Yoruba culture.”
“To answer this question, we will conclude this week's piece with excerpts from a rejoinder titled "The Arithmetic of Subsidy, the 'Isiro' of Deceit" (isiro in Yoruba translates to calculation) XX by Oyewale Tomori, a Professor of Virology on page 64 in the”
“Switching between English, pidgin English, Yoruba and Nigerian slang as they rhyme and sing, they have realised that success depends on ensuring that their music reflects its place of origin and that it resonates, in as authentic a way as possible, with their audience.”
“In this case the theme is drums, which is where the name Yoruba came from.”
“The affordability of digital filmmaking, and the popularity of widely distributed videos in English, Yoruba, and Hausa, have made Nigeria a thriving center of film production.”
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