Yoruba country

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Yoruba country
Location of Yoruba country
Administrative centerIbadan
Recognised national languagesYoruboid languages
Ethnic groups
Yoruba people
Demonym(s)Yoruba
GovernmentElective monarchy
• Oba
Alaafin
LegislatureOyo Mesi, Ogboni
CurrencyCowries

Yoruba country was a West African country located within the continent of Africa which was first introduced to the Western world in text in the 1800s, through the writings of visitors who documented their voyages through West Africa, particularly through those who visited the region geographically bounded by the Volta river to its west and bounded by the Benin river on its eastern edge and inhabited by the Yoruba people. The date of its founding is uncertain but by the 19th century to early parts of the 20th, visitors from England and the country itself were able to give accounts of its geographical and cultural traits and classification in published works, including the Encyclopædia Britannica.[1][2][3][4][5]

Geography[edit]

Yoruba country is bordered by the Niger River to its east, the same river (once called the Quorra) to its north, the kingdom of Dahomey to its southwest, and the Bight of Benin to its south from which it spread to within 40 miles of the Niger.[6][7][8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinderer, Anna (1872). Seventeen Years in the Yoruba Country. Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday.
  2. ^ Barber, Mary Ann Serrett (1857). Oshielle, Or, Village Life in the Yoruba Country. J. Nisbet and Company.
  3. ^ Johnson, Samuel (1921). The History of the Yorubas: From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the British Protectorate. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781108020992.
  4. ^ Ant, White (April 1902). "Practical Notes on the Yoruba Country and its Development". African Affairs. 1 (III): 316–324. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.afraf.a093144.
  5. ^ The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature. Volume 24. H.G. Allen. 1890.
  6. ^ Johnson, Samuel (1921). The History of the Yorubas: From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the British Protectorate. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781108020992.
  7. ^ Hinderer, Anna (1872). Seventeen Years in the Yoruba Country. Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday.
  8. ^ Millson, Alvan (October 1891). "The Yoruba Country, West Africa". Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography. 13 (10): 577–587. doi:10.2307/1800936. JSTOR 1800936.

External links[edit]

Travel routes once established in the Yoruba country
Oshielle, Or, Village Life in the Yoruba Country
Seventeen Years in the Yoruba Country