Oríta Borgu: the Yorùbá and the Bààtonu down the ages

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  title={Or{\'i}ta Borgu: the Yor{\`u}b{\'a} and the B{\`a}{\`a}tonu down the ages},
  author={Ọl{\'a}sop{\'e} O. Oy{\'e}l{\'a}r{\`a}n},
  journal={Africa},
  year={2018},
  volume={88},
  pages={238 - 266}
}
Abstract We have no plausible evidence to suggest that the Yorùbá and the Bààtonu are not autochthonous populations of the territories identified as homelands for them south and west of the confluence of the rivers Niger and Benue. This article uses tangible linguistic and cultural data to question hypotheses of migration from the Middle East, with echoes of Semitic heritage. On the one hand, cognate elements that are clearly identifiable argue for an enduring historical relationship between… 
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