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Top 30 Yorùbá Gestures !!

Resources and Links:

Augustine Agwuele: A repertoire of Yoruba hand and face gestures. Gesture, 14, 1, p.70-96,  2014.

Olanike Ola Orie: Pointing the Yoruba way, Gesture 9, 1: p. 237-261.

Ọmọ́fọlábọ̀ S.Àjàyí: Yoruba Dance. The Semiotics of Movement and Body Attitude in a Nigerian Culture. Africa World Press, Inc., 1998.

John R.Rickford, Angela E.Rickford: Cut-Eye and Suck-Teeth: African Words and Gestures in New World Guise. The Journal of American Folklore, Vol.89, No.353, pp.294-309.

Chief (Dr) M.A. Fabunmi: Yoruba Idioms. Ọ̀dọ́lé Atọ́baṣe Ifẹ. African Universities Press, Ibadan, 1984 (Reprint).

Oyekan Owomoyela: Yoruba Proverbs. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London, 2005.

R.C. Abraham: Dictionary of Modern Yoruba, University of London Press Ltd., 1958.

Kayode J. Fakinlede: Yoruba. Modern Practical Dictionary. Yoruba-English. English-Yoruba. Hippocrene Books, Inc. New York, 2003.

Susanne Wenger, Gert Chesi: A Life with the Gods in their Yoruba Homeland, Perlinger Verlag, 1983.

Babatunde Lawal: Èjìwàpò, The Dialectics of Twoness in Yoruba Art and Culture, African Arts, Spring 2008, p.24ff

Baba Nathan Àìkúlọlá Lugo and teachings in his Meetup group

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