See also: yoruba
Yoruba pl (plural only)
- An ethnic group or tribe living mainly in southwest Nigeria, southern Benin, and eastern Togo and, as well as in communities elsewhere in West Africa, and in Brazil and Cuba.
- A sub-Saharan language. It belongs to the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family, and has nearly 40 million speakers in Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Sierra Leone, as well as communities in Brazil and Cuba.
- An African traditional religion which spawned various offshoots in the Americas in the 15th to 19th centuries. These include santería and Lucumí. See Yoruba religion.
- 1979, Zacchaeus Akin Ademuwagun, John A. A. Ayoade, Ira E. Harrison, Dennis M. Warren, African therapeutic systems, Crossroads Press, page 130:
- The Yoruba practitioner describes it as a condition where a man's semen will flow out of the vagina before fertilization can take place.
- 2011, Philemon Omerenma Amanze, African Traditional Medicine, Author House, →ISBN, page 20:
- This is because when the Yoruba practitioner heals a stomach ache, he uses medicine, when he protects someone from accident, he uses magic, and when he invokes for the purpose of harming or killing a person, he uses sorcery.
a sub-Saharan language
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