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The Yoruba People (Nigeria)

Last modified: 2014-07-05 by bruce berry
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Background

The Yoruba people are an ethnic group in south western Nigeria and southern Benin in West Africa. The Yoruba constitute over 35 million people and comprise 21% of the population of Nigeria.
Ivan Sache, 12 Sept 1999

The Yoruba People (Western Region)

[Western Region] image by Ivan Sache, 12 Sept 1999
 

I believe that the Yoruba national Flag is blue with a white circle near the hoist and within, a golden emblem (Source: Flags of Aspirant Peoples [eba94] as Western Region (Yorubas, 1960).
Jaume Olle, 12 Sept 1999

The Yorubas are the dominant ethnic group in the west of Nigeria with Ibadan as capital. After independence, Nigeria was divided into three regions (North, East and West). The Action Group, dominant in the Western Region, had asked for internal autonomy in 1956, but was in opposition at the time of independence (1960) following the general elections of 1959. After agitation in the West, the region was divided and the Midwest was created in 1964. So this flag might have been used by Action Group.
Ivan Sache citing Encyclopaedia Universalis [eunXX], 12 Sept 1999


Egbe Omo Yoruba

[Egbe Omo Yoruba Flag] image sent by Thanh-Tâm Lê, 27 Feb 1999  (Source: Olokun image from the yorubanation website).

I found a totally different Yoruba flag at the  National Association of Yoruba Descendents in North America website.
Thanh-Tâm Lê, 27 Feb 1999


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