- a member of a numerous West African coastal people.
- the language of the Yoruba, a Kwa language.
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Examples from the Web for yoruba
The Yoruba country is between the other two I have mentioned.The Three Midshipmen
The Yoruba country was the chief scene of their hunting expeditions.Tales of the Sea
In the Egba tribes of the Yoruba country they become objects of worship.Fetichism in West Africa
Robert Hamill Nassau
Whether or no to place Benin with Yoruba or with Calabar is a problem.
There is, no doubt, a very close connection between it and Yoruba.
- plural -bas or -ba a member of a Negroid people of W Africa, living chiefly in the coastal regions of SW Nigeria: noted for their former city states and complex material culture, particularly as evidenced in their music, art, and sculpture
- the language of this people, belonging to the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo family