Whoever thinks Yorùbá region is too small to stand on their own, think again. Some of the countries below with their individual population stats have been quoted to make the average Yorùbá appreciate that the total population of Odùduwà land also falls among those countries. Yorùbá land is actually larger than many of these nations in our list.
In Europe, Austria (pop: 9 million) is governed by Austrian Germans; Belgium (pop: 11 million) is governed by Belgians; Croatia (pop: 4 million) is governed by Croats; Czech Republic (pop: 10 million) is governed by Czechs; England is governed by the English; France is governed by the French; Germany is governed by Germans; Italy is governed by Italians; the Netherlands (17 million) is governed by the Dutch; Greece (pop: 10 million) is governed by Greeks; Hungary (pop: 9 million) is governed by Hungarians; Poland (pop: 38 million) is governed by Poles; even Romania (pop: 19 million) is governed by the Romanians; Russia is governed by Russians; Spain (pop: 47 million) is governed by Spaniards; Switzerland (pop: 8 million) is governed by the Swiss.
|Country||Governed by||Population relative to Yorùbá|
|Austria||governed by Austrian Germans||9 million|
|Belgium||governed by Belgians||11 million|
|Croatia||governed by Croats||4 million|
|Czech Republic||governed by Czechs||10 million|
|England||governed by English|
|France||governed by French|
|Germany||governed by Germans|
|Greece||governed by Greeks||10 million|
|Hungary||governed by Hungarians||9 million|
|Italy||governed by Italians|
|Netherlands||governed by Dutch||17 million|
|Poland||governed by Poles or Polish||38 million|
|Romania||governed by Romanians||19 million|
|Russia||governed by Russians|
|Spain||governed by Spaniards||47 million|
|Switzerland||governed by Swiss||8 million|
|Yorubaland||to be governed by Yorùbá||60 million|
In Africa, these tiny countries and municipalities readily come to mind: Benin Republic, Togo, Gambia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon; even Ghana, to name just a few. The proposed Yorùbá republic is larger than anyone of these countries.