Preface to the 2000 Frazer Lecture, “Time and difference in the
... yet satisfied with its nuance or balance. In the event, John worked on it no further
so far as we can tell. In large part, this must have been because he had embarked
on refining arguments about the Yoruba that would find their fullest expression in
the book he brought to completion fifteen years la ...
Yoruba (English pronunciation: /ˈjɒrʊbə/; Yor. èdè Yorùbá) is a language spoken in West Africa mainly in Nigeria.The number of speakers of Yoruba is approaching 30 million. It is a pluricentric language spoken principally in Nigeria and Benin, with communities in other parts of Africa, Europe, and the Americas. A variety of the language, Lucumi, is the liturgical language of the Santería religion of the Caribbean. Yoruba is most closely related to the Itsekiri language (spoken in the Niger Delta) and to Igala (spoken in central Nigeria).