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Yoruba, Youraba

[cf. Yoruba an ethnic group in southeastern Nigeria] n. an African tribal group: 1891 [Bahamians] still retain their African tribal distinctions; they are divided into Yourabas, Egbas, Ebos, Congos, etc. (Stark 188). 1976 The length of Meadows Street, from Blue Hill Road to Nassau Street, was owned and inhabited by Yorubas who called themselves N'ongas (Eneas 22). Your-A-Bar Lodge no 2 (sign on an old wooden building on Meadow Street in Nassau, formerly headquarters of a burial society). (Nassau)

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Last update: 2010-11-08 02:30
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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