Encyclopedia of the Yoruba, Hardback Book

Encyclopedia of the Yoruba Hardback

Edited by Toyin Falola, Akintunde Akinyemi


The Yoruba people today number more than 30 million strong, with significant numbers in the United States, Nigeria, Europe, and Brazil.

This landmark reference work emphasizes Yoruba history, geography and demography, language and linguistics, literature, philosophy, religion, and art.

The 285 entries include biographies of prominent Yoruba figures, artists, and authors; the histories of political institutions; and the impact of technology and media, urban living, and contemporary culture on Yoruba people worldwide.

Written by Yoruba experts on all continents, this encyclopedia provides comprehensive background to the global Yoruba and their distinctive and vibrant history and culture.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 388 pages, 2 maps, 15 tables
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Reference works
  • ISBN: 9780253021335



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