Kingdoms of the Yoruba


Author: Robert Sydney Smith

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299116040

Category: History

Page: 174

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This third edition of what has been described as "this minor classic" has been extensively revised to take account of advances in Nigerian historiography. The twenty million Yorubas are one of the largest and most important groups of people on the African continent. Historically they were organized in a series of autonomous kingdoms and their past is richly recorded in oral tradition and archaeology. From the fifteenth century onwards there are descriptions by visitors and from the nineteenth century there are abundant official reports from administrators and missionaries. Yoruba sculpture in stone, metal, ivory, and wood is famous. Less well-known are the elaborate and carefully designed constitutional forms which were evolved in the separate kingdoms, the methods of warfare and diplomacy, the oral literature, and the religion based on the worship of a "high god" surrounded by a pantheon of more accessible deities. Many of these aspects are shown in the drawings and photographs which have been used--for the first time--to illustrate this distinguished work.

Religious Encounter and the Making of the Yoruba


Author: John David Yeadon Peel

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253215888

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 3541

"Peel is by training an anthropologist, but one possessed of an acute historical sensibility. Indeed, this magnificent book achieves a degree of analytical verve rare in either discipline." —History Today "[T]his is scholarship of the highest quality.... Peel lifts the Yoruba past to a dimension of comparative seriousness that no one else has managed.... The book teems with ideas... about big and compelling matters of very wide interest." —T. C. McCaskie In this magisterial book, J. D. Y. Peel contends that it is through their encounter with Christian missions in the mid-19th century that the Yoruba came to know themselves as a distinctive people. Peel's detailed study of the encounter is based on the rich archives of the Anglican Church Missionary Society, which contain the journals written by the African agents of mission, who, as the first generation of literate Yoruba, played a key role in shaping modern Yoruba consciousness. This distinguished book pays special attention to the experiences of ordinary men and women and shows how the process of Christian conversion transformed Christianity into something more deeply Yoruba.

Vocabulary of the Yoruba language

To which are prefixed the grammatical elements of the Yoruba language. Yarriba Afr. Oberguinca, Land an der Nestseite des Quorra mit der Hptst. Katanga. Mötter. II. 670


Author: Samuel Crowther

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Wortbildung in Yoruba und im Deutschen


Author: Ezekiel Oludare Olagunju


ISBN: 3832458611

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 95

View: 7206

Inhaltsangabe:Einleitung: Unter Wortbildung versteht man die Gesamtheit der Verfahren, mittels derer in einer Sprache neue Wörter auf der Basis schon vorhandener Wörter gebildet werden. Neue Wörter werden gebildet, weil sie gebraucht werden, um neue Inhalte - neue Dinge, Maschinen, Sachverhalte, Begriffe - zu benennen oder um vorhandene Bezeichnungen zu konkretisieren. Das geschieht dadurch, dass einzelne Wörter zu neuen komplexen Wörtern zusammengefügt oder dass einzelne Wörter durch grammatische Mittel zu neuen umgeformt werden. Hinsichtlich der Definition der Wortbildung ergibt sich aus den Untersuchungen von Henzen, Erben, Kim, Gyung-Uk, Lewandowski, Olsen und Fleischer/Barz die gemeinsame Feststellung, dass sich Wortbildung mit der Bildung neuer Wörter mit Hilfe des vorhandenen Sprachmaterials befasst. Wortbildung beschäftigt sich sowohl mit der Bildung neuer sekundärer Wörter als auch mit der strukturellen Analyse usueller Wörter. Als Prinzipien der Wortbildung kommen folgende Verfahren in Frage: Affigierung: Das neue Wort entsteht dadurch, dass schon vorhandenen Wörtern (Grundwörtern, Stämmen, Wurzeln) gebundene (unselbständige) Morpheme (Affixe) hinzugefügt werden. Die Affixe teilt man nach ihrer Stellung ein: Dem Grundwort vorangestellte Affixe heißen Präfixe ( lat. Praefixum „das vorn Angeheftete“). Dem Grundwort nachgestellte Affixe heißen Suffixe ( lat. Suffixum „das an oder unter etwas Geheftete“). Außerdem gibt es noch das in das Grundwort eingeschobene Infix ( lat. Infixum „das Hineingesteckte“). Reduplikation: Unter Reduplikation versteht man die partielle oder vollständige Wiederholung eines Elementes (Stamm, Wurzel, Wort), wobei der Lautbestand abgeändert werden kann. Zusammensetzung: Bei der Zusammensetzung werden zwei selbständige Lexeme zu einem neuen Wort zusammengefügt. Die Einteilung der Wortbildungstypen erfolgt nach verschiedenen Kriterien: Nach Fleischer/Barz und Olsen gibt es drei Haupttypen: 1. die Komposition (oder Zusammensetzung), deren einzelne Komponenten auch als freie Morpheme vorkommen können (z.B. Nagellack), 2. die Derivation (oder Ableitung), worunter Fleischer und Olsen vor allem die Wörter verstehen, die mit Suffixen (z.B. Sand, sandig) und „Nullsuffixen“ ( z.B. laufen, der Lauf) gebildet werden, 3. die Präfixbildung. Coseriu (Henschel 1990) unterscheidet die drei Haupttypen: 1. Komposition (oder Zusammensetzung): Ein Kompositum besteht aus zwei oder mehr Lexemen (z.B. Straßenbahn, [...]


40 West African Legends from the Yoruba of West Africa


Author: Various

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1907256830

Category: Fiction

Page: 122

View: 4738

NOTE: This book has been illustrated and published by the students of Edgbarrow School in Berkshire, England as a special project to raise funds for their Ghana Sponsorship campaign. DESCRIPTION: The Yoruba people are descendants from a variety of West African communities. They are united by Geography, History, Religion and most importantly their Language. In this volume you will find 31 stories and tales like: AKITI THE HUNTER, SONS OF STICKS, WHY WOMEN HAVE LONG HAIR THE LEOPARD-MAN, THE COOKING POT and many more. You also will find a further nine stories of the adventures of Tortoise and the many mischievous things he gets up to. Many years ago, before the advent of the West African slave trade, the Yoruba people inhabited an area which stretched, along the coast of West Africa, all the way inward and down to Angola in South West Africa. Today this is not the case. The legends and fairy stories in this book belong to the Yoruba. They relate the adventures of men and animals, and try to explain the mysteries of Nature-Why Women have Long Hair, How the Leopard got his Spots, the Three Magicians, the Boa-Constrictor, How the Elephant got his Trunk and more. These stories grew from the imagination of the people. We read these folk-tales for their quaintness and humour, for their sympathy with Nature, and because we find in them the ideas and ideals, not just of one man, but of a race of people. In modern times we have begun paying close attention to folklore - old tales, not invented by one man, but belonging to the whole people; not written down, but told by parents to their children, and so handed on for hundreds of years. The legends express primitive notions of right and wrong. As a rule, the wicked are punished and the good rewarded; and that, we feel, is as it should be. We may weep at the death of rascally Tortoise, but we may also feel that he somehow has deserved his fate!

A Grammar of Yoruba


Author: Ayọ Bamgbose

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521073650

Category: Computers

Page: 175

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Yoruba, a major West African language spoken by over twelve million people, has had so much scholarly attention before the release of this 1966 work, but no extensive descriptive grammar had ever been published. Dr Ayo Bamgbose therefore made a major contribution to the study of language. This descriptive grammar derives from a large body of written and spoken texts in Standard Yoruba. In order to avoid the faulta of traditional grammars, this study has been deliberately based on a structural theory, using Halliday's Scale and Category model. Dr Bamgbose's study of Yoruba was the first full-length exemplification of this theory to be published, and will continue to be of interest to general linguists as well as to specialists in West African languages and Yoruba scholars.

1000+ Deutsch - Yoruba Yoruba - Deutsch Vokabular


Author: Gilad Soffer

Publisher: Soffer Publishing


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 44

View: 5755

1000+ Deutsch - Yoruba Yoruba - Deutsch Vokabular - ist eine Auflistung von mehr als 1000 Wörtern, übersetzt vom Deutschen ins Yoruba und vom Yoruba ins Deutsche. Es ist einfach zu benutzen - ideal für Touristen und für deutsche Muttersprachler, die Yoruba lernen möchten. Natürlich auch für Yoruba Muttersprachler, die Deutsch lernen möchten.

The History of the Yorubas

From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the British Protectorate


Author: Samuel Johnson,Johnson,Obadiah Johnson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108020992

Category: History

Page: 750

View: 5313

The first published account and standard reference for the history of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, first published in 1921.

Beginner's Yoruba


Author: Kayode J. Fakinlede

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 9780781810692

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 282

View: 3718

"Beginner's Yoruba" is now available with two accompanying audio CDs. It provides an introduction to the Yoruba language, which is spoken by over 30 million people in south-western Nigeria, parts of the Benin Republic, and Togo, as well as in the diaspora populations of Brazil, Cuba, and Haiti. The 15 lessons are designed for both classroom use and self-study. Practice dialogues, combined with grammatical explanations, aid the student in understanding the basics of the language. Each lesson also contains a vocabulary section that highlights the important aspects of its featured topic. The audio CDs, which complement the lessons, help the student easily master the language's unique tones and vowel sounds, often considered the most difficult aspect of the language to learn. Quizzes and practice exercises are integrated into the lessons to help reinforce the material. The book also includes information on various aspects of Yoruba culture, including religion, songs, and folklore.

1001+ Einfache Sätze Deutsch - Yoruba


Author: Gilad Soffer

Publisher: Soffer Publishing


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 78

View: 4264

1001+ Einfache Sätze Deutsch - Yoruba ist eine Auflistung von mehr als 1.000 grundlegenden Ausdrücken, übersetzt vom Deutschen ins Yoruba. Die Ausdrücke sind in Bereiche wie Nummern, Farben, Zeit, Tage, Körper, Grußformeln, Wetter, Einkaufen, Gesundheit, Notfälle, Restaurant und vieles mehr unterteilt.

The Yoruba Today


Author: Jeremy Seymour Eades

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521226561

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 1337

Women in the Yoruba Religious Sphere


Author: Oyeronke Olajubu

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791486117

Category: Religion

Page: 172

View: 6208

An exploration of gender and power relations in Yoruba religion--both Christianity and Yoruba traditional religion. Drawing on a wide range of oral and written sources, this book shows that women occupy a central place in the religious worldview and life of the Yoruba people and shows how men and women engage in mutually beneficial roles in the Yoruba religious sphere. It explores how gender issues play out in two Yoruba religious traditions--indigenous religion and Christianity in Southwestern Nigeria. Rather than shy away from illuminating the tensions between the prominent roles of Yoruba women in religion and their perceived marginalization, author Oyeronke Olajubu underscores how Yoruba women have challenged marginalization in ways unprecedented in other world religions.

Yoruba Creativity

Fiction, Language, Life and Songs


Author: Toyin Falola,Ann Genova

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 9781592213368

Category: Yoruba (African people)

Page: 350

View: 6621

In songs, dance and drama the fame of the Yoruba of Nigeria is firmly established and universally acknowledged. Also an established writing and literary tradition, the Yoruba have asserted themselves as a dominant force in the world of creativity. Such stars are represented here, as in the works of Wole Soyinka and Zulu Sofola. The future of language in the making of new idioms and dictionaries is also examined in an attempt to position the Yoruba and their cultures in the ever-changing world of cultural inventions.

Yoruba Proverbs


Author: Oyekan Owomoyela

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803204957

Category: Social Science

Page: 502

View: 4950

"Yoruba Proverbs is the most comprehensive collection to date of more than five thousand Yoruban proverbs that showcase Yoruba oral tradition. Following Oyekan Owomoyela's introduction, which provides a framework and description of Yoruba cultural beliefs, the proverbs are arranged by theme into five sections: the good person; the fortunate person (or the good life); relationships; human nature; rights and responsibilities; and truisms. Each proverb is presented in Yoruba with a literal English translation, followed by a brief commentary explaining the meaning of the proverb within the oral tradition." "This definitive source book on Yoruba proverbs is the first to give such detailed, systematic classification and analysis alongside a careful assessment of the risks and pitfalls of submitting this genre to the canons of literary analysis."--BOOK JACKET.

Yoruba Culture

A Philosophical Account


Author: Kola Abimbola

Publisher: iroko academic publishers

ISBN: 9781905388004

Category: Philosophy, Yoruba

Page: 146

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