Yoruba

noun
Yor·​u·​ba | \ ˈyȯr-ə-bə How to pronounce Yoruba (audio) \
plural Yoruba or Yorubas

Definition of Yoruba

: 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

Other Words from Yoruba

Yoruban \ ˈyȯr-​ə-​bən How to pronounce Yoruban (audio) \ noun or adjective

First Known Use of Yoruba

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Yoruba

Yoruba Yorùbá

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Cite this Entry

“Yoruba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yoruba. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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