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The 22 million Yoruba who live in southwestern Nigeria are one of the four major sociolinguistic groups of contemporary Nigeria. The others are the Igbo to the east, and the Hausa and Fulani to the north. Subgroups of the Yoruba in Nigeria include the Awori, the Ijesha, the Oyo, the Ife, the Egba, the Egbado, the Ketu, the Ijebu, the Ondo, the Ekiti, the Yagba, and the Igbomina. These subgroups have been described as belonging to a distinct cultural category because of such binding factors as a generally intelligible language, myth of common origin, and basically similar political structures. Besides the Yoruba in Nigeria, subgroups of Yoruba descent exist in other areas of the world as a result of the Atlantic slave trade and the artificially drawn international boundaries. In French Dahomey, now known as The Republic of Benin, the Yoruba are known as the Nago. In Cuba, they are known as the Lukumi. In Sierra Leone, they are known as the Aku, and in Surinam as Yoruba (Warner-Lewis 1996). In Brazil, the Yoruba culture influenced a religion known as Candomble (Murphy 1994; Voeks. 1997). In North America, particularly in Miami, Florida, Yorubainfluenced syncretistic religion is known as Santeria (Gonzalez-Wippler 1998).


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over 6 years ago

i came from the southern part of nigeria,but we r all one. i love Yoruba bcos they are too focused

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about 1 year ago

Is the Yoruba tribe family controlled by the male or female side?

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about 6 years ago

goood, i luv my culture so unique

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over 6 years ago

i hope and wish i get married to a yoroba ma or a nigerian person i will be so lucky and happy

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over 6 years ago

yoruba people are awsome i wish i was from nigeria i now hw to speak nigerian which is yoruba

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almost 8 years ago

Just want to add that Nigeria has many people with different cultures. It is an amalgamation of many nations. Nigerians feel special because there is a saying that in every ten Africans, three are Nigerians.
As to the guy who wants to marry a Nigerian woman, good luck!.

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over 8 years ago

please send meupdates of the culture of the Yorubas. i am a mexican and I hope to get married to a Nigerian.

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about 8 years ago

why a Nigerain? I'm not saying anything is wrong with that, but what about anyone else. Where i live, their are alot of People with Nigerian descent,and not to be rude or out of place, but what whats them so special from eberyone one else?