THE ORIGIN OF THE YORUBA As to the origin of the Yoruba, there are many theories and stories.
CULTURE OF THE YORUBA The Yoruba have a life pattern strongly tied around religion and the family.
is definitely a comprehensive record of different origin stories.
Most supported story of origin of the Yoruba is that, the Yoruba originated in the Middle East (somewhere from Upper Egypt, Mecca or some other place around there).
Yoruba is a dialect cluster of the KWA languages of West Africa and forms single unit within these languages.
The main dialects, which correspond approximately to the tribal divisions and are closely related, are y, jb, gb, If, jsh, kt, nd, w, and kk, Ygb and Itshekri may be added, but the latter is less closely related to other members of the cluster.