Yoruba language

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èdè Yorùbá
Native to Nigeria, Togo, Benin
Ethnicity Yoruba people
Native speakers 28 million  (2007)[1]
Language family
Writing system Latin (Yoruba alphabet)
Yoruba Braille
Official status
Official language in  Nigeria
Language codes
ISO 639-1 yo
ISO 639-2 yor
ISO 639-3 yor

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. Nationalencyklopedin "Världens 100 största språk 2007" The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007