ERIC Number: ED571521
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
An Analysis of the Proverbs the Yorubans Live By
Tunde Bolaji, Ezekiel; Kehinde, Taye A.
In the Yoruba society, proverbs have been and still remain powerful and effective instruments of transmitting ideas, motive, knowledge and social morality from generation to generations. This is because proverbs reflect societal values of the people. Like any other group of people, the Yorubas are interested in the maintenance of personal health and hygiene. Consequently several Yoruba proverbs abound which may be used to ensure good health. This paper examines some of these proverbs and concludes that their proper teaching and usage may be veritable tools for enhancing good health and hygiene.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria; Benin