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.
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.