MAPS
1.
Western Nigeria29
2.
Ondo District101
3.
Ode Ondo109
4.
Ijebu Division137
5.
Ijebu Ode and its Environs141
6.
Ijebu Ode147
7.
Ekiti Division186
8.
Ado District189
9.
Ado Ekiti193
10.
Egba Division226
11.
Abeokuta234

PLATES
1. Ode Ondo Town facing132
2. Cocoa farm, etc. "133
3. Ijebu Ode "148
4. Streets in the heart of Ijebu Ode "149
5. Oliworo quarter, Ijebu Ode "180
6. New houses in Oliworo quarter, Ijebu Ode "181
7. Ado Ekiti "192
8. Hamlets "193

DIAGRAMS
Ideal Settlement Patterns56
Urbanization59
Yoruba Kinship and Descent280

ORTHOGRAPHY

I have adopted the conventional Nigerian spelling for those Yoruba words set in italics. (Yoruba proper names, titles and the word 'oba' are not italicized.)

Thus e + ̩ is the phonetic ɛ.
o + ̩ is the phonetic ɔ
ṣ is the phonetic ∫ or sh.

The plural of Yoruba nouns is formed by the separate particle awo + ̩n which precedes the noun; thus o + ̩mo + ̩ -- a child, awo + ̩n o + ̩mo + ̩ -- children. For simplicity I give all Yoruba words in their singular form. Tones are not marked.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Maps x
  • Preface xi
  • Part One - Concepts 1
  • 1. Prologue 3
  • 2. Customary Law 13
  • 3. Yoruba Towns 30
  • 4. Some Legal Concepts 60
  • Part Two - Four Kingdoms 95
  • 5. Ondo 97
  • 6. Ijebu 136
  • 7. Ado Ekiti 185
  • 8. Egba 225
  • Part Three - Some General Problems 277
  • 9. Succession 279
  • 10. Land and Credit 308
  • 11. the Sale of Land 326
  • 12. Equity 338
  • 13. Local Government Councils and Land 354
  • Appendix - The Volume of Litigation in Customary Courts 362
  • Select Bibliograph 364
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