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Published by Published for the J.F. Ọdunjọ Memorial Lectures by Ibadan University Press in Lagos, Nigeria .
Written in English


  • Yoruba (African people) -- Historiography.,
  • Yoruba (African people) -- History.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesYoruba history, culture, and language
Statementedited by Ọlatunde O. Ọlatunji.
SeriesJ.F. Ọdunjọ memorial lectures series ;, 5
ContributionsỌlátúnjí, Ọlátúndé O.
LC ClassificationsDT515.45.Y67 Y68 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 146 p. :
Number of Pages146
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL732951M
ISBN 109783018159
LC Control Number97122785

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