Nigeria, Benin

The Yoruba, a people of around 12 million individuals, live mainly in the southwest of Nigeria and the south of Benin. Moreover Yoruba traditions live on as far afield as Brazil, Cuba, Haiti and the Americas in the descendants of Yoruba slaves. Earlier the Yoruba organized themselves into a large number of city-states, traditionally administered by kings (oba), who held political as well as religious power.

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