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Yoruba

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noun Yor·u·ba \ˈyȯr-ə-bə\

Definition of Yoruba

plural

Yoruba

or

Yorubas

  1. :  a Niger-Congo language of southwestern Nigeria and parts of Benin and Togo; also :  a member of any of the Yoruba-speaking peoples of this region

Yoruban

play \ˈyȯr-ə-bən\ noun or adjective


Origin and Etymology of yoruba

Yoruba Yorùbá


First Known Use: 1841


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