noun, plural Yo·ru·bas, (especially collectively) Yo·ru·ba for 1.

  1. a member of a numerous West African coastal people.
  2. the language of the Yoruba, a Kwa language.


  1. 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
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo family

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