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A Short History Of Yorubaland With Pictures by bcomputer101(m): 12:55am On Mar 28, 2013
he Yorubas originated from people known as the Oyo who arose and became quite popular by their trading with the Portuguese, which gave them a large supply of guns.

However, they were unable to push back the Fulani who invaded them and pushed much of the Yoruba to the south.

In the late 1800′s the Yoruba formed a treaty with the Fulani and in 1901 they were colonized by the British. Because of their enmity with the Fulani who are the great Islam evangelists most of the Yoruba do not hold to Islam but instead worship many of the gods and spirits that the Yoruba hold to.

Economically the Yoruba primarily engage in agriculture, with about 15% of the people employed as merchants or artists and craftsman.

One of the features that make the Yoruba unique is their tendency to form into large city groups instead of small village groups. The Yorubas are today one of the three main ethnic groups that make up Nigeria. They can also be found in neighbouring countries.

Yoruba people are a large ethno-linguistic group or ethnic nation in Africa, and the majority of them speak the Yoruba language. The Yoruba constitute approximately 21 percent of Nigeria’s total population, and around 40 million individuals throughout the region of West Africa. While the majority of the Yoruba live in western Nigeria, there are also substantial indigenous Yoruba communities in Benin, Ghana, Togo and the Caribbean.

A significant percentage of Africans enslaved during the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade in the Americas managed to maintain the Yoruba spiritual religion known as Aborisha.

Indeed, the initiation and practice of Aborisha spiritual religion offers a route to all people of African descent, who were victims of slave trade in the Americas or the Caribbean, to make claim to Yoruba heritage.

The Yorubas are the main ethnic group in the states of Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, and Oyo, which are subdivisions of Nigeria; they also constitute a sizable proportion of Kwara and Kogi States as well as Edo State.

Major towns and cities

Traditionally, the Yorubas organized themselves into networks of related villages, towns and kingdoms; with most of them headed by an Oba (King) or Baale (a nobleman or mayor). The main Yoruba cities and towns are Ile-Ife, Ibadan, Lagos, Ijebu Ode, Abeokuta, Akure, Ilorin, Ijebu-Igbo, Ogbomosho, Ondo, Badagri, Ado-Ekiti, Osogbo, Ilesa, Oyo, Owo, Kabba, Offa, Ilesa, Ilobu, Ede etc. There are other Yoruba cities and towns such as Ketu, Sabe, Dassa and others in Republic of Benin.

There are other towns and cities with historical affiliation with the Yoruba people because they share one or more similarities together. Some of these cities and towns are Benin city, Warri, Auchi, Okene etc.

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Re: A Short History Of Yorubaland With Pictures by Akshow: 5:02am On Mar 28, 2013
PROUDLY YORUBA!

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Re: A Short History Of Yorubaland With Pictures by IB5(f): 7:01am On Mar 28, 2013
Interesting
Re: A Short History Of Yorubaland With Pictures by Nobody: 7:39am On Mar 28, 2013
my heart skipped a bit on reading d jihad part! Yorubaland was nearly overrun by those jihadists, had it been that Nupeland was strong like the Tiv people, the game would have been different.

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Re: A Short History Of Yorubaland With Pictures by bcomputer101(m): 8:08am On Mar 28, 2013
@MOD, please let's have this on the front page.
Re: A Short History Of Yorubaland With Pictures by ninja4life(m): 8:32am On Mar 28, 2013
PROUDLY YORUBA
Re: A Short History Of Yorubaland With Pictures by ninja4life(m): 8:34am On Mar 28, 2013
PROUDLY YORUBAPROUDLY YORUBAPROUDLY YORUBA
Re: A Short History Of Yorubaland With Pictures by jennyo: 9:01am On Mar 28, 2013
I thought the yoruba name was given by the fulanis' and by the 11th century there was nothing like yoruba land or tribe rather we had the Aworis,ijebu's Egba's and the Oyo

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Re: A Short History Of Yorubaland With Pictures by IB5(f): 9:46am On Mar 28, 2013
jennyo: I thought the yoruba name was given by the fulanis' and by the 11th century there was nothing like yoruba land or tribe rather we had the Aworis,ijebu's Egba's and the Oyo

Bros you sure you are not high of akpu?

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Re: A Short History Of Yorubaland With Pictures by AndreUweh(m): 10:40pm On Mar 28, 2013
I-B.:


Bros you sure you are not high of akpu?
He is correct

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Re: A Short History Of Yorubaland With Pictures by DuduNegro: 4:51am On Jun 20, 2013
All the Frobenius Institute collections are stamped as such
Date: between 1910 and 1912 when Leo Frobenius toured Africa

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Ethnic marks of the Yoruba Race.

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Architecure and structural designs.

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Designs

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Arts & Crafts

Spoons

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Arts & Crafts

Military swords

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Arts & Crafts

Utility blades

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Arts and Craft

General.

Fishing line and hook; Gelede mask; Bells and Gongs

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Re: A Short History Of Yorubaland With Pictures by DuduNegro: 5:43am On Jun 20, 2013
Arts and Crafts

Carvings
Bow and arrows and quivers

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Art and Craft

Spools

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The rare artifacts

Bronze Urn and Stone gems

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Re: A Short History Of Yorubaland With Pictures by DuduNegro: 6:02am On Jun 20, 2013
The People and their Clothings

Weaving

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The Product

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Re: A Short History Of Yorubaland With Pictures by DuduNegro: 6:25am On Jun 20, 2013
The Ivory and Bronze arts

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The Terra Cotta Artifacts

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