noun, plural Yo·ru·bas, (especially collectively) Yo·ru·ba for 1.
- a member of a numerous West African coastal people.
- the language of the Yoruba, a Kwa language.
- plural -bas or -ba a member of a Negroid people of W Africa, living chiefly in the coastal regions of SW Nigeria: noted for their former city states and complex material culture, particularly as evidenced in their music, art, and sculpture
- the language of this people, belonging to the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo family