The history of the Yorubas

by Samuel Johnson

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul in London

Written in English
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Includes index.

Statementby Samuel Johnson.
The Physical Object
Paginationlv,684p.
Number of Pages684
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Open LibraryOL21607313M

  The history of the Yorubas: from the earliest times to the beginning of the British Protectorate , C.M.S. (Nigeria) Bookshops Hardbound in English. Yoruba History Olusanya The origin of the Yoruba in Nigeria can not be clearly deciphered. It is believed that their primary ancestor, Oduduwa, came from Egypt. There are many variations and myths to how the Yoruba people came to be, and here is a couple of variations.   Born in Freetown in Sierra Leone and educated by the Church Missionary Society, Johnson was sent with his family to Idaban in Nigeria in He was ordained in and by had finished the manuscript for The History of the Yorubas. However the original publisher mysteriously misplaced the : Cambridge University Press. The Yoruba are the second largest ethnic group in Nigeria, with a population of about 30 million, and occupy most of what we refer to today as South Western Nigeria. Indigenous Yoruba populations can also be found in the Republic of Benin and Togo (1). They boast a .

The seminal account of the history of the Yoruba people in South West Nigeria, the History of the Yrubas, will be years in This was revealed. 3. While generally found under the umbrella as Yorubas, different areas have their separate dialects that are all closely related. 4. Even as there is the acceptance of Christianity and Islam, the Yoruba people still hold their traditional religion very close. 5. They are good sculptors and craftsmen. : Obiora Emeka.   It also includes the 19th century when the age-long unity of the Yorubas disintegrated through a century of interneciary war. Milestones makes reference to another seminal book, The History of the Yorubas written by Rev. Samuel Johnson published in , which also traces the history of the Yorubas as one people originating from one source. Aderibigbe’s date corresponds to that of the Hyksos invasion of Egypt BC. On the possible eastern origin of the Yorubas, Tariqh Sawandi says: “The Yoruba history begins with the migration of an east African population across the trans-African route leading from Mid-Nile river area to the Mid-Niger.

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History of The Yorubas: From The Earliest Times to the Beginning of The British Prectectorate Introduction A seminal work of to pages (this depends on the type setting of the version you have - older typeset versions were about + pages while recently printed versions are + pages), documenting the peoples and relationships between the various splinter ethnicities occupying the 4/5.

out of 5 stars The History of the Yorubas by Samuel Johnson. Reviewed in the United States on Janu Verified Purchase. The only value in this book is the historical account given by the missionary who wrote it in the hope of inspiring change.

The actions and history of ancient Nigerians is savage and depressing/5(7). A History of the Yoruba People is a comprehensive exploration of the founding and growth of one of the most influential groups in Africa.

With a population of nearly 40 million spread across Western Africa - and diaspora communities in Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, and North America - Yoruba are one of the most researched groups emanating from Africa/5(8).

Samuel Johnson () was an Anglican minister and historian renowned for his magisterial history of the Yoruba people. Born in Freetown in Sierra Leone and educated by the Church Missionary Society, Johnson was sent with his family to Idaban in Nigeria in He was ordained in and by had finished the manuscript for The History of the Yorubas.

Born in Freetown in Sierra Leone and educated by the Church Missionary Society, Johnson was sent with his family to Idaban in Nigeria in He was ordained in and by had finished the manuscript for The History of the Yorubas.

However the original publisher mysteriously misplaced the : Samuel Johnson. The history of the Yorubas: from the earliest times to the beginning of the British Protectorate Item PreviewPages: The history of the Yorubas from the earliest times to the beginning of the British Protectorate by Samuel Johnson.

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The book remains a key resource for the understanding of Yoruba history. The standard reference for the history of the Yoruba people.

It is illuminating and engaging. And, it is a recommended must-read book for all Yorubas and indeed all interested Nigerians, Beninois, and Brazilians. The Yoruba people (Yoruba: Ìran Yorùb They are embodied in Ifa divination, and are known as the tripartite Book of Enlightenment in Yorubaland and in its diaspora.

Yoruba cultural thought is a witness of two epochs. The first epoch is a history of cosmogony and Benin: million. This article aims to shed more light on the origin and history of the Yoruba people. We would attempt to examine the influences on the language, dressing, food and cultural practices and norm of the Yoruba people, in an attempt to reach a befitting conclusion as to the history of the Yoruba, we would also include some folk lore and stories, to enable you the readers reach a strong : Abiola Ogunsola.

T he Yorubas originally were entirely pagans. Mohammedanism which many now profess was introduced only since the close of the eighteenth century. They, however, believe in the existence of an A lmighty G od, him they term O l o run, i.e., L ord of H eaven. They acknowledge Him, Maker of heaven and earth, but too exalted to concern Himself directly with men and their affairs, hence they admit.

Black Before Columbus Came: The African Discovery of America | Odd Salon DISCOVERY 5/7 - Duration: Odd Salonviews. First published inand cited on the Africa's Best Books List, this is a standard work on the history of the Yorubas from the earliest times to the beginning of the British Protectorate.

The first part of the book discusses the people, their country and language. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Full text of "The history of the Yorubas: from the earliest times to the beginning of the British Protectorate" See other formats.

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Topics Yoruba (African people). SAMUEL JOHNSON Pastor of Oyo EDITED BY DR. Educated natives of Yoruba are well acquainted with the history of England and with that of Rome and. The History of the Yorubas has 36 ratings and 7. Reading of an excerpt from "A History of the Yoruba People".

Book available from Amalion Publishing. The book has a vivid picture of a generation of Yoruba Nationhood within Nigerian Nationality, prior to the British invasion and colonalization of Nigeria, Yoruba had been a Nation with an institutionalized government and there is no better place to understand and assess this form of government except in this book, the book is a bag of history.

This is one book that relates the history of a tribe in Nigeria (The Yoruba). It discusses their country, language, religion, government, manners, customs, and tradition.

The author tells of the growth, prosperity, deities, mythologies, the time of wars and oppression of the Yorubas; as well as the advent of the British Colonial Masters. This book is a reference for those interested in knowing.

Yoruba people are a large ethno-linguistic group or ethnic nation in Africa, and the majority of them speak the Yoruba language.

The Yoruba constitute approximately 35 percent of Nigeria’s total population, and around 40 million individuals throughout the region of West Africa. In his book titled ''Ile-Ife-The Source of Yoruba Civilisation'', Prince Adelegan Adegbola said that ''the Yorubas are the progeny of great kingship, efficient kingdom-builders and astute rulers.

They have been enjoying for centuries a well-organized pattern of society, a pattern which persists basically in spite of all the changes resulting. THE PATTERN OF YORUBA HISTORY Dr. SABURI BIOBAKU Director of the Yoruba Historical Research Schzme, Nigeria THE history of the indigenous peoples of West Africa is ripe for intensive research.

The inevitable starting point is their traditional accounts; for since they were non-literate untilFile Size: KB. The documented history of the Yoruba people begins with the Oyo Empire, which became dominant in the early 17th century.

Older traditions of the formerly dominant Ife kingdom are sparse and unreliable. The history of the Yorubas is quite exciting with folklores and stories of heroes, like Oduduwa, Princess Moremi (an outstandingly brave woman who, with her wits and trickery, saved her people from a wicked tribe- oh I loved bed stories in secondary school), Orunmila, Bashorun Oluyole, Fabunmi Okemesi, Ogedengbe (a man whose head was cut off and who replaced it), the Oyo Empire.

First published inand cited on the Africa's Best Books List, this is a standard work on the history of theYorubas from the earliest times to the beginning of the British Protectorate. The first part of the book discusses the people, theircountry and language, religion, government, land law, manners and : African Books Collective Limited.

Very very very good book Dr. Akintoye tells the truth the real history of the Yorubas something I was not taught in school I was told lies and fake history Dr. Akintoye Has opened my eyes Excellent book for anyone who wants to know real West African History/5(11).

The History Of The Yorubas. Ma at PM Public In his book titled ''Ile-Ife-The Source of Yoruba Civilisation'', Prince Adelegan Adegbola said that ''the yoruba are the progeny of great kingship, efficient kingdom-builders and astute rulers. The History of the Yorubas | Samuel Johnson () was an Anglican minister and historian renowned for his magisterial history of the Yoruba people.

Born in Freetown in Sierra Leone and educated by the Church Missionary Society, Johnson was. History of Yoruba LAND.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(11).Another history book titled The History of the Yorubas from the Earliest of Times to the British Protectorate written by two Nigerian historian Obadiah Johnson and Samuel Johnson tells us that Ifa was introduced to Oyo by Arugba, who was the mother of the 8th Alaafin of Oyo, Onibogi.The History of the Yorubas: From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the British Protectorate Samuel Johnson C.M.S.

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