The Yoruba-Speaking Peoples of the Slave Coast of West Africa
Their Religion, Manners, Customs, Laws, Language, Etc
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The Yoruba-Speaking Peoples of the Slave Coast of West Africa (1894) is an important work of in-depth research into one of the principal indigenous communities of West Africa. The territory of the Yoruba peoples extends over the southern parts of western Nigeria and eastern Dahomey, and this book examines their religion, customs, laws and language, and contains an extensive appendix comparing the Tshi (Oji), Gã, Ewe and Yoruba languages.
Table of Contents
1. Introductory 2. Chief Gods 3. Minor Gods 4. Remarks on the Foregoing 5. Priests and Worship 6. Egungun, Oro, Abiku and Various Superstitions 7. The Indwelling Spirits and Souls of Men 8. Measurements of Time 9. Ceremonies at Birth, Marriage and Death 10. System of Government 11. Laws and Customs 12. Language 13. Proverbs 14. Folk-lore Tales 15. Conclusions. Appendix