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|Ifa The Great Oracle Does Not Know Yoruba People ― Elebuibon by Montracine: 10:18pm On Oct 25|
A renown traditionalist and the Araba of Osogbo, Chief Ifayemi Elebuibon said prior to contact with the Hausa/Fulani, the race is known as the people of Ife, saying it is unfortunate that the people failed to coin a word to call the race before coming into contact with the Hausas.
According to him, the Yoruba race is usually referred to as ‘aku’ in the very early stage because of the way the people greet each other.
He agreed that the race was given the name Yoruba from which it became Yoruba, saying the earliest leaders of the race failed to have a collective name.
Elebuibon added that the race ought to be called the people of Ife, saying that was how Ifa referred to the race.
He said, “we are Ife people, it is rather unfortunate that we didn’t have one word to comprise all Yoruba before Fulani or Hausa gave us Yoruba to become Yoruba ‘aku’ is the words they used for us in beginning because we used to greet each other by saying ‘aku owuro’, ‘Aku asaale’ it is aku people or anago that other Africans referred to us”.
He opined that since the people originate from Ile-Ife, the race is ought to be known the people of Ife,
“Actually since Yoruba origins is at Ile Ife ‘Eni fe abi ara Ile Ife Loye ka ma je’, we are indigenous people of Ootu Ife”, he added.
|Re: Ifa The Great Oracle Does Not Know Yoruba People ― Elebuibon by Osagyefo98: 10:20pm On Oct 25|
like seriously..Ifa no Sabi Yoruba People.
So FFK is damn right.
Yoruba elders should teach these younger ones history so they can stop arguing blindly.
They should be be ever grateful to femi fani kayode for been bold in rejecting such name.
|Re: Ifa The Great Oracle Does Not Know Yoruba People ― Elebuibon by decatalyst(m): 10:28pm On Oct 25|
|Re: Ifa The Great Oracle Does Not Know Yoruba People ― Elebuibon by Osagyefo98: 10:33pm On Oct 25|
[quote author=decatalyst post=83465135][/quote]
You want to shut me up.
|Re: Ifa The Great Oracle Does Not Know Yoruba People ― Elebuibon by OhBiafra: 11:09pm On Oct 25|
So Yorubas were truly named by Hausas? That explains the slavery
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|Re: Ifa The Great Oracle Does Not Know Yoruba People ― Elebuibon by ReubenE(m): 11:21pm On Oct 25|
Hausa-Fulani is the nightmare of Yorubas
From giving them violent religion to giving them name...
In the next generation, when they see Hausa-Fulani coming
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|Re: Ifa The Great Oracle Does Not Know Yoruba People ― Elebuibon by Osagyefo98: 6:40am On Oct 26|
It wasn't lie.
Femi fani was damn right.
Only the truth shall set you free According to throw Bible
|Re: Ifa The Great Oracle Does Not Know Yoruba People ― Elebuibon by seunmsg(m): 1:15pm On Oct 26|
Elebuibon is not an historian and cannot comment authoritatively on how we came about the name “Yoruba”.
FFK is a crackhead who doesn’t know anything other than creating ethnic division. Yoruba people didn’t have any interaction whatsoever with the Fulani people until they invaded Hausaland and conquered the Hausa people through the jihad war.
The Yoruba name has been in existence for as long as the 15th century if not more. Ahmed Baba is one of the earliest documented black scholar and publisher. He published a book in 1615 in Timbuktu in the old Songai empire where he referred to the people currently occupying south west Nigeria as “Yoruba”.
So, how some ignorant folks are attributing the name to Fulanis is what I don’t understand. Yoruba is not a Fulani name and has no meaning in the Fulani/Fulfude language.
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