Yoruba language

Niger-Congo language spoken in West Africa

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.

Èdè Yorùbá
Native toNigeria, Benin, Togo
EthnicityYoruba people
Native speakers
28 million (2007)[1]
Latin (Yoruba alphabet)
Yoruba Braille
Official status
Official language in
Language codes
ISO 639-1yo
ISO 639-2yor
ISO 639-3yor
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References change

  1. Mikael Parkvall, "Världens 100 största språk 2007" (The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007), in Nationalencyklopedin