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5 Cultural Taboos In Yorubaland (Things You Must Never Do)

The Yoruba people (Yoruba: Ìran Yorùbá) are an African ethnic group that inhabits western Africa especially Nigeria and Benin. The Yoruba constitute about 44 million people in total. The majority of this population is from Nigeria and Benin, where the Yoruba make up 16% of the country's population, making them one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa. Most Yoruba people speak the Yoruba language, which is the Niger-Congo language with the largest number of native speakers.

Here are things that are regarded as a taboo in Yoruba land.

1. How about a baby must never fall down from the mother's back. If not he/she will loose his/her spouse(abi na gf/bf) seven times.

2. Salt must never pour on the ground in a house, fight must happen in that household when it happens.

3. Must never eat at a doorstep.

4. When going out and you hit your foot(either left or right,not sure), its better you go back and not continue your journey or else bad news awaits you.

5. You can't sweep or wash at night.

Yoruba land has so many of them that you can't even keep up if you want to.

Kindly share any other cultural taboo in Yoruba land you know of in the comment section.

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African Benin Niger-Congo Nigeria Yoruba


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