THE YORUBA’S

THE YORUBA’S

The Yoruba speaking peoples of West Africa are close to forty million people and are concentrated on the South Western Nigeria spanning from Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Edo, Kogi and Kwara states.

Yoruba claim a common ancestor in Oduduwa, although there are some varying account of the history largely because the history was passed down by oral traditional, which is usually difficult to reproduce with precision.

During the slave trade, many Yoruba slaves were taken to Brazil and Cuba and traditional Yoruba gods are worshipped in these two countries until date.

Beyond this Yoruba, language has been adopted as an official language in Brazil. This is because the government sees it as the origin of most of her people.

The main Yoruba towns are Lagos, Ibadan, Ijebu Ode, Ogbomosho, Ilesa, Abeokuta, Ota, Offa, Kabba, Shagamu, and Epe etc.

The traditional gods worshipped by the people include, Sango, Osun, Ogun, Obantala, and Oro etc.