What does Alaafin mean in Yoruba?
The word Alaafin means ‘The Owner of the Palace’ in the Yoruba language. It is the title of the emperor of the old Oyo empire, and present-day Oyo town in south-western Nigeria, West Africa.
What is the news in the Yoruba language today March 19 2022?
Here's the latest news in the yoruba language for today March 19 2022, Eyi ni Akojopo koko Inu Iroyin To Jade Loni Cocaine Deal: Abba Kyari Say... Here's the latest news in the Yoruba language for today March 12 2022 (Eyi ni akojopo koko inu iroyin to jade loni march) MC Oluomo: Lagos NURT...
Who are the Yoruba?
The Yoruba are among the most urbanized people in Africa. For centuries before the arrival of the British colonial administration most Yoruba already lived in well structured urban centres organized around powerful city-states ( Ìlú) centred around the residence of the Oba.
What percentage of slaves in Africa were Yoruba?
In the documents dating from 1816 to 1850, Yorubas constituted 69.1% of all slaves whose ethnic origins were known, constituting 82.3% of all slaves from the Bight of Benin. The proportion of slaves from West-Central Africa (Angola – Congo) dropped drastically to just 14.7%.