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Yoruba

[ yawr-uh-buh, yohr- ]
/ ˈyɔr ə bə, ˈyoʊr- /
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noun, plural Yo·ru·bas, (especially collectively) Yo·ru·ba for 1.
a member of a numerous West African coastal people.
the language of the Yoruba, a Kwa language.
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OTHER WORDS FROM Yoruba

Yo·ru·ban, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Yoruba

Yoruba
/ (ˈjɒrʊbə) /

noun
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

Derived forms of Yoruba

Yoruban, adjective
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