Yoruba Topics

Yoruba Topics

PRONUNCIATION: YAWR-uh-buh LOCATION: West Africa (primarily Nigeria; also Benin and Togo) POPULATION: 5.3 million LANGUAGE: Yoruba RELIGION: Ancestral religion; Islam; Christianity 1 • INTRODUCTION The Yoruba are one of the largest African ethnic groups south of the Sahara Desert. They are, in fact, not a single group, but rather a collection of diverse people bound together by a common language, history, and […]

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The Yoruba Language

The Yoruba Language

YORÙBÁ LANGUAGE Yorùbá is a tonal language spoken natively by about thirty million people Nigeria and in the neighboring countries of the Republic of Benin and Togo. In Nigeria, Yorùbá speakers reside in the Southwest region in states such as Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, Lagos, Kogi and Kwara states. Yorùbá is a Kwa language, […]

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