Meaning of Nago in English:


Pronunciation /ˈnɑːɡəʊ/


  • 1A member of a Yoruba people inhabiting the coastal areas of modern-day Nigeria and Benin; specifically a member of this people taken to the Caribbean or South America as a slave; a descendant of such a person.

    In the Caribbean and South America, the term appears to have been used with little discrimination to refer to any person of Yoruba origin.

  • 2The Niger–Congo language (a dialect of Yoruba) spoken by this people.


  • Of or relating to the Nago people or their language.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in Jamaica Gazette. Probably from Gbe Anagó a Yoruba (perhaps also in form *Nagó; initial vowels are often dropped in Gbe) from Yoruba Ànàgó a Yoruba from Abeokuta Province, Nigeria.