Taboo Expressions in Yorùbá Society
Department of Linguistics, African and Asian Studies
The English word 'taboo' originates from Torgan, a Polynesian language. 'tabu' in Torgan and it means 'act which are forbidden or which are t (Fromkin and Rodman (1978); R adcli.ffe-Brown (1965). ' Taboo is called eewD among; the Yoruba. It MEANS 'fHAT WH RIGHT OR APPROPRIATE. We shall however be concerned with expressions that satisfy the descr iption above. The sludy of the cultur primary to this work, although we s.hall make reference to them where ne Certain expressions in all socier ies are considered taboo expressions be used, especially in polite context s. Forbidden acts or expressions.
Yoruba expressions , Taboo , Polynesian language , Euphemisms , Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Languages and linguistics
Yusuff, A. (1993) Taboo Expressions in Yorùbá Society in IHAFA. A Journal of African Studies: University of Lagos, 1(1), pp. 120-124