Lucumí language

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Native to Cuba
Native speakers
(liturgical language)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 luq
Glottolog lucu1238[2]

Lucumí is a Yoruba dialect and the liturgical language of Santería in Cuba.[3][4] It is sometimes known as Yorùbá.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lucumí at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Lucumi". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ George Brandon. Santeria from Africa to the New World. Indiana University Press. p. 56. 
  4. ^ Wirtz, Kristina. 2014. Performing Afro-Cuba: Image, Voice, Spectacle in the Making of Race and History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0-226-11905-2
  5. ^ "Lucumi: A Language of Cuba (Ethnologue)". Retrieved 10 March 2010.