|Native to||Nigeria, Togo, Benin|
|Native speakers||28 million (2007)|
|Writing system||Latin (Yoruba alphabet)
|Official language in||Nigeria|
The Yoruba language is a Niger-Congo language spoken in West Africa. The number of speakers of Yoruba was thought to be 20 million in the 1990s. It is one of the languages in Nigeria, Benin, and Togo and in communities in other parts of Africa, Europe and the Americas.
- Nationalencyklopedin "Världens 100 största språk 2007" The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007