Essays Tagged: "Yoruba"

Who is God

the African population in ' Overture: The Concept 'Altar,' ' and ' With the Assurance of Infinity: Yoruba Atlantic Altars,' Face of the Gods: Art and Altars of Africa and the African Americas, throug ... ellations which help to define the face of divinity."Through the oppression of the salve trade, the Yoruba Africans worked to keep there own conception of region intact. 'Even under slavery, and under ...

(3 pages) 93 0 3.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Depression/ Bipolar disorder

Depression: Symptoms and TreatmentIn western Nigeria, an energetic Yoruba woman gradually withdraws from village life, ceases tending her garden, and ? to the dismay o ...

(11 pages) 431 0 4.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Mythology research project. Speaks of The Yoruba and Madagascar myths

        In The Yoruba and Madagascar myths of creation, the beginning of the world was a formless Chaos which was n ...

(3 pages) 45 0 4.6 Sep/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Yoruba mythology and its relevance in modern society.

answers to the unknown to satisfy an inner urge to understand mysteries' (Saxby, 1987, p.150,). The Yoruba are no exception. The Yoruba have lived in Southwest Nigeria and Benin for thousands of years ... nd Benin for thousands of years. Due to the redrawing of borders in Africa there is no state called Yoruba. There are, however, approximately 20 million people throughout the world who speak Yoruba as ...

(6 pages) 133 2 3.3 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Nigeria: The Struggle of the Yoruba, a paper describing the problems meeting the Yoruba people of Nigeria, and potential fixes for them. Suggests a new policy of self rule. See attachment for sources.

Nigeria: The Struggle of the YorubaA famous Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe, once wrote about Nigeria, "The trouble with Nigeria i ... leadership is the internal strife between the three main ethnic and regional groups in Nigeria. The Yoruba, Igbo and the Hausa-Fulani groups comprise over 68% of the population; the Yoruba is the seco ... by the Hausa-Fulani ethnic group. Only now, with the dissipation of the military government are the Yoruba politicians able to get high government offices, a Yoruba is even the president of the countr ...

(6 pages) 116 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies

This essay is on the movement of the African culture to the New World and how it contributed to the cultural diversity in the new lands.

acle that separated West Africa from the Americas.Many of the slaves brought to Haiti and Cuba were Yoruba-speaking people. They worshipped more than 400 gods, which are still worshipped today. No dou ... and worships a slightly different pantheon of spirits, called Loa. The word means "mystery" in the Yoruba language.Yoruba's traditional belief included a chief God Olorun, who is remote and unknowabl ...

(5 pages) 163 0 4.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Shell Oil In Nigeria.

ta communities in ruins.The people of Nigeria are made up of different ethnic groups. Hausa-Fulani, Yoruba and Ibo are 65 percent of the population while the other 35 percent consist of various ethnic ...

(9 pages) 189 0 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Parental Directed Marriage

f the marriage is the final word? Most Americans have never had this enforced upon them but for the Yoruba and some people in Japanese society, this is how marriage is done. A growing body of research ... has pointed out that maybe these types of marriage are detrimental to the persons involved.For the Yoruba, parents are deeply involved in a mans first marriage. Parental views on the suitability of t ...

(4 pages) 61 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

A hostory of cuban music

lodic element that comes from Spanish roots. A marriage of traditional European music, Flamenco and Yoruba drums have given Cuban music the power to sweep the world.When the Spanish arrived in Cubanac ...

(4 pages) 58 0 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

The economy, people and land of Nigeria

owever, Nigeria's most diverse feature is its people. More than 400 languages are spoken, including Yoruba, Igbo, Fula, Hausa, Edo, Ibibio, Tiv, and English. The country has abundant natural resources ... her in search of farmland.There are three major ethnic groups in the country: the Hausa-Fulani, the Yoruba, and the Igbo. The northern-dwelling Hausa, the most numerous group in the country, have beco ...

(4 pages) 106 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Business Ethics

1, 1960. When Nigeria receded its independence it formed three states, the Hausa-Fulani, Igbo, and Yoruba. The problem with the formation of these three states was that 297 other ethnic groups got th ... ajor groups. On January 15, 1966 the Federal prime minister and two regional premiers of the Yoruba and Hausa-Fulani regions were killed leaving Igbo major general in control of Nigeria. The ma ...

(4 pages) 63 0 3.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

About Primal Religions by: Katy Buxton

ife" (Brodd 22). In all three religions mentioned in our book, including the Aborigines, the Yoruba and the Lakota, there is a sense of humans as sacred creatures. We are not just people who dw ... se we were animated, or brought to life, by the Ancestors (their name for gods). Similarly with the Yoruba of Africa, we connect with the orisa (gods) by worshiping, and maintaining a balance between ...

(3 pages) 24 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith


me is traceable to an African word for "spirit". Vodun's can be directly traced to the West African Yoruba people who lived in 18th and 19th century Dahomey. Its roots may go back 6,000 years in Afric ...

(8 pages) 90 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Paranormality & Spirituality

Early African American’s Slavery Impacts

of the Nigeria and Benue River. They share many unique things with their neighbors the Bini, Igala, Yoruba, and Idoma, with the split between them that occurred probably occurring about five and six t ...

(7 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2012

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Placing Our Classmate in India

aqueous essence is made manifest by the river running through the trees. The place is unique in the Yoruba religion, and that intrigued many tourists like Ava herself.As Ava passed through the gates s ... effigy, that of Egbe. After kissing the ground at its base, he held forth at length in mellifluous Yoruba. Since Ava spoke no Yoruba and he, it turned out, no English, it became clear that her visit ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: Art Essays

Nigeria a brief history

ising state.The three largest and most influential ethnic groups in Nigeria are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. The most numerous ethnic group in the northern two-thirds of the country is the Hausa-Fulani ... ority of whom are Muslim. Other major ethnic groups of the north are the Nupe, Tiv, and Kanuri. The Yoruba people are the most numerous in the southwest. Over half of the Yorubas are Christian and abo ...

(14 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History