Yorubaland

Yorubaland
/yawr"euh beuh land', yohr"-/, n.
a former kingdom in W Africa, in the E part of the Slave Coast: now a region in SW Nigeria.

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Area of western Africa, in present-day Nigeria.

It once comprised several states headed by individual Yoruba kings. It flourished for centuries before disputes between minor rulers, difficulties in maintaining trade routes, and invasions led to its decline, beginning in the late 18th century. Oyo, Ife, Ibadan, and Oshogbo are cities with historical Yoruba background.

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