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Computational Cryptography (ÀROKÒ) in Yorùbá Tradition

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 85 - Number 2
Year of Publication: 2014
Longe I. O
O. T. Akindipe
A. A. Bada

Longe I O, O T Akindipe and A A Bada. Article: Computational Cryptography (AROKO) in Yoruba Tradition. International Journal of Computer Applications 85(2):6-12, January 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Longe I. O and O. T. Akindipe and A. A. Bada},
	title = {Article: Computational Cryptography (AROKO) in Yoruba Tradition},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {85},
	number = {2},
	pages = {6-12},
	month = {January},
	note = {Full text available}


Communication (verbal and nonverbal) plays a very important role in a society. Nonverbal form of communication involves having knowledge about the signs, behavior and attitude of the sender in which response is also crucial to show that the information is passed. Information is a power tool to any organization or society especially in the preservation of our culture. Hence, there is a need for information security (Cryptography). Yorùbá's has a peculiar and symbolic way of sending messages (Àrokò). This investigation reveals that Àrokòis a form of symmetric cryptography Algorithms. Mathematical representation is secured and with Computer program (Software) the culture of the Yoruba people can be preserved especially in the area of sending secret messages called Aroko otherwise known as cryptography. The concept is also linked to Computational security.


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