Definitions for yorubaˈyɔr ə bə, ˈyoʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Yo•ru•baˈyɔr ə bə, ˈyoʊr-(n.)(pl.)-bas; -ba.

  1. a member of an African people or group of peoples of SW Nigeria, Benin, and Togo.

    Category: Peoples

  2. the Kwa language of the Yoruba.

    Category: Peoples


Princeton's WordNet

  1. Yoruba(noun)

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

  2. Yoruba, Aku(noun)

    a Kwa language spoken by the Yoruba in southwestern Nigeria


  1. Yoruba(ProperNoun)

    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.

  2. Yoruba(ProperNoun)

    A family of religions, which spread to the Americas in the 15th to 19th centuries. These include Santeria and Lukumi. See .


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