Yoruba language and culture
Yoruba is the language spoken by a set of people in Western Africa. Its native name is ‘Ede Yoruba’, that is the Yoruba language. The language has its origins in the Yoruba people, who are believed to be descendants of Oduduwa, the son of a powerful god called Oludumare. They refer to themselves as ‘Omo Oduduwa’, which means Oduduwa’s children.
Nigeria is the seventh most populous country in the world, and 20% of the world's black population lives in Nigeria. Nigeria has more than 250 ethnic groups, with varying languages and customs. The largest ethnic groups are the Fulani/Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, accounting for 62% of population while the Edo, Ijaw, Kanuri, Ibibio, Ebira, Nupe, Gwari, Itsekiri, Jukun, Urhobo, Igala, Idoma and Tiv comprise 33%; other minorities make up the remaining 5%. www.frontlinetvonline.info