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This is the old United Nations University website. The Yoruba family. South-western Nigeria is home to about million Yoruba figures projected from the Nigeria Fertility Survey , who inhabit an area that stretches about miles along the coast of the Gulf of Guinea, east from the Benin border, to about miles inland into the savannah belt of West Africa.
Since its independence in , Nigeria has struggled unsuccessfully to clearly articulate the relationship between religion and the state. Whereas the British colonialists seemingly bequeathed to the new nation-state a secular regime at independence, the internal contradictions, which, paradoxically were propagated by the colonial authority, incubated to pose a challenge to the new state soon thereafter. This article therefore seeks to situate the legal and constitutional frontiers of state—religion relations in Nigeria.
M otivated by an increase in the tobacco trade with the West African coast in the late eighteenth century, Brazilian merchants and slave traders shifted their base of operations away from their counterparts along the Mina Coast to the ports of Lagos, Badgary, and Porto Novo in the Bight of Benin.
Advertisement Hide. The Dispersal of the Yoruba People. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves. Download to read the full chapter text. Google Scholar. CrossRef Google Scholar. See P. For more on the archeological evidence under discussion, see T. Shaw and S. D Calvorcoressi and M. For a use of the king list methodology based on oral traditions, see CrossRef Google Scholar.
For more on the Yoruba concept of Olodumare, see E. Several versions of this creation myth can be found in S. Biobaku ed. Interestingly, Samuel Johnson in The History of the Yoruba recorded several oral histories claiming the origins of the Yoruba in Mecca p.
Abrams, New York, For more on the Yoruba concept of identity, see T. Interestingly, a similar pattern had also developed in colonial and postcolonial Brazil whereby the power of a certain individual came to be measured by the number of people living on their land or who were in some way attached to them and to whom they would in theory give unquestioned loyalty.
Paul Lovejoy ed. For examples of this debate, see J. For more on the role of the Brazilian slave-trading community in the Dahomean coup that brought Ghezo to power and thus liberated them from Oyo domination, see Law. Alonso There are no affiliations available. Personalised recommendations. Cite chapter How to cite?
Constant population expansion and the resultant socio-cultural contacts among different ethnic groups often frustrate such attempts; and it becomes difficult to decide where one ethnic group begins and where another ends. All the peoples share important social traits such as respect for age, patrilineal descent, 3 age grades and family organization. All these rivers, with their tributaries, provide good drainage for the region. There is no evidence to suggest that any of the rivers was used for extensive navigational purposes, but none of them is large enough to prevent inter-regional contact and communication. They are just of moderate size. In the dry season, which comes up annually from about October and lasts till the following April, they are considerably reduced in volume and can easily be forded.
Toyin Falola & Akintunde Akinyemi (Eds.), Culture and customs of the Yoruba; Pan-African University Press,. , pp. Recommended Materials. George, O.
Yoruba culture is not static. At the same time, every generation tries to preserve aspects of the indigenous tradition. This effort is counterbalanced by the pragmatic desire of the Yoruba to appropriate change in the garb of tradition.
The Yoruba are one of the largest African ethnic groups south of the Sahara Desert. They are, in fact, not a single group, but rather a collection of diverse people bound together by a common language, history, and culture. Within Nigeria, the Yoruba dominate the western part of the country. Yoruba mythology holds that all Yoruba people descended from a hero called Odua or Oduduwa. Today there are over fifty individuals who claim kingship as descendants of Odua. During the four centuries of the slave trade, Yoruba territory was known as the Slave Coast. Uncounted numbers of Yoruba were carried to the Americas.
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Distinctive cultural norms prevail in Yorubaland and among the Yoruba people.
Author: E. A. Ajisafe Moore; Category: Law; Length: 90 Pages; Year:Reply