Yoruba


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a member of a West African people living chiefly in southwestern Nigeria

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a Kwa language spoken by the Yoruba in southwestern Nigeria

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Through the proverb also, there is an immediate impression that he might be knowledgeable about the ways of the traditional Yoruba community within which he supposedly functions as a moulder of minds and maker of future leaders, and from where he seeks a future better half.
Lam fused surrealism with santeria, which like Haiti's voodoo, borrows from the Yoruba pantheon.
The Yoruba language is the language of choice due to the fact that it is the native language of this immediate environment in this part of Nigeria.
The following essay, "Sango's Eerindinlogun Divinatory System" (chapter four) by George Olusola Ajibade, is a much more straightforward and practical entry, outlining the importance and use of divination systems in Yoruba spirituality and giving a concise description of Sango's unique system.
Stone appeared to respect most aspects of Yoruba culture, noting that the people were not "lazy naked savages" but instead were "dressed with comparative decency and .
Crumbley's fine study, Spirit, Structure, and Flesh: Gendered Experiences in African Instituted Churches among the Yoruba of Nigeria offers researchers new interpretative framework for understanding women's agency and gendered practices within Yoruba religious institutions.
Ifa, the sacred literature of Yoruba religion, defines human persons as eniyan (the chosen ones).
As revealed in Yoruba Richen's incisive Promised Land, the most potentially explosive issue is land.
But to many of his fellow Yoruba, it was the biggest of many perceived acts of betrayal.
Soyinka's work consistently rewrites the Yoruba cosmology, amplifying and erasing certain elements of traditional belief.
With this CD, Sola Akingbola, the long-standing percussionist with the international, chart-topping band Jamiroquai, presents a superb album of Yoruba percussion from Nigeria.
This paper, based on doctoral research carried out from January 2003 through July 2005, addresses the interpretation and representation of non-Western religious material culture in Western museums and offers a comprehensive view of the way traditional religious Yoruba objects are displayed in contemporary museums in Britain.
The Charles Moore Dance Company performed Miss Dunham's signature work, Shango (1945), which depicts a Yoruba sacrifice, with a community of people all in white dancing to the beat of four drummers.
According to AuthorHouse, Campbell-Dunn's application of archaeology, anthropology, comparative linguistics and genetics points to a link with the nomadic Fulani and Yoruba tribes of Africa.
His application of archaeology, anthropology, comparative linguistics and genetics leads to the nomadic Fulani and Yoruba tribes of Africa.