The Yoruba-Speaking Peoples of the Slave Coast of West Africa : Their Religion, Manners, Customs, Laws, Language, Etc book cover
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The Yoruba-Speaking Peoples of the Slave Coast of West Africa
Their Religion, Manners, Customs, Laws, Language, Etc



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ISBN 9781032436791
May 3, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
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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

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A.B. Ellis