Because of the central role of african populations in human history, characterizing their patterns of genetic diversity and linkage disequilibrium is crucial for reconstructing human evolution and for understanding the genetic basis of complex diseases. Mythology of the yoruba people in africa as an imaginative expression of knowledge and fruit achieved by human beings during the early exploration of nature and society, mythology has shown the process of early human life and their primitive cultural concepts (yan, s, 2008. The oral poet, during his/her apprenticeship, must study and internalize folk history, mythology, and the metaphysics of his/her people so as to be able to act as the mouthpiece of their culture (on myth and history in osundare's poetry, see, eg, anyokwu. This is very important for ewe-speaking people, their family and friends in the diaspora and the younger generation to understand the past and the way of life of the ewe speaking people akyea, e o (1998) argued that the ewe migrated from the east about 500 years ago. Farming is the most important occupation of the yoruba although quite interestingly they are also an urban people, their farms being situated a long way from their homes hunting, fishing, wearing, dyeing and trading are other occupations, but it is the regular rhythm of farming.
In the city-states and many of their neighbors, a reserved way of life remains, with the school of thought of their people serving as a major influence in west africa and elsewhere today, most contemporary yoruba are christians and muslims. The inclusion of the language of the people when their art is being studied he lucidly articulates that idea, using the yoruba aesthetic thought and language embedded in the oriki. Now, since the ancient history of yoruba is covered, more modern history should take prevalence there have been many events that have taken place in the 20th century between 1914 and 1922, nigeria was presided over by a governor-general.
Divining the self weaves elements of personal narrative, myth, history, and interpretive analysis into a vibrant tapestry that reflects the textured, embodied, and performative nature of scripture and scripturalizing practices. Usually, the sage has studied so much about life and has mastered the art of divination 11 evan m zuesse, divination and deity in african religions, history of religions, vol15, no2 (november, 1975), p169  some materials for divination diviners in yoruba thought are the ifa priests. Most african-brazilian people have yoruba heritage and our national culture was highly influenced by the yoruba culture, their habits, religion, art, cuisine, and so forth besides, many african descendants in brazil (including me) are eager to learn more about their origin and the culture of their ancestors, and learning their language is a. A history of the world is a partnership between the bbc and the british museum that focuses on world history, involving collaborations between teams across the bbc, and schools, museums and. Religion, names, food, music, poetry, social and religious ceremonies, thought processes, etc as enshrined in their culture in other words, the yorùbá philosophy of life is embedded in their.
For instant, the creation theory of the african people, mostly the yoruba from the southwest of nigeria explains their origin and the existence of their ancestors roirdan (2000) illustrates that the goddesses took a control over the pantheon of superior being and this myth has existed for quite a long time. The yoruba history begins with the migration of an east african population across the trans-african route leading from mid-nile river area to the mid-niger archaeologists, according to m omoleya, inform us that the nigerian region was inhabited more than forty thousand years ago, or as far back as 65,000bc. History the oral history of the yoruba describes an origin myth, which tells of god lowering a chain at ile-ife, down which came oduduwa, the ancestor of all people, bringing with him a cock, some earth, and a palm kernel.
Many writers and critics on yoruba art long believed that african languages provide no specific vocabulary or elements for aesthetics, although robert thompson's research concerning the yoruba of southwestern nigeria, (african art in motion, 1974), suggests they have precise vocabulary that describes and evaluates their art aesthetically. A brief look at the yoruba people - in southwestern nigeria there is an ethnic group of people known as the yoruba this culture is found in other areas of africa such as togo, sierra leone and liberia. It is in the light of this that it is believed that the yoruba people of southwestern nigeria have their distinctive perception on the relation between law and morality. Decontaminating yoruba history by remi oyeyemi of recent, the lack of history lessons in our schools has been having very negative effects on what the people know to be the facts of history.
It is people's physical environments that make them adapt and survive, and through their surroundings are they able to develop belief systems for example, one of the most prominent deities in yoruba is ogun, or the god of iron and war. Reading of an excerpt from a history of the yoruba people wwwnappymediacom book available from amalion publishing. The yoruba are one of the largest african ethnic groups south of the sahara desert they are, in fact, not a single group, but rather a collection of diverse people bound together by a common language, history, and culture.