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Hi Polyglots! 😃

Welcome to the Yoruba learning page!

You will find below many free resources to learn and practice this language.

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Facts about Yoruba

  • Language code (ISO 639-3): yor
  • Autonyms (how to write "Yoruba" in Yoruba): Èdè Yorùbá / عِدعِ يوْرُبا
  • Other names for "Yoruba": Yariba, Yooba, Yorùbá, Èdè Yorùbá
  • The Yoruba language is spoken in: Nigeria

Yoruba is a language spoken in West Africa, most prominently Southwestern Nigeria. It is spoken by the ethnic Yoruba people. The number of Yoruba speakers is stated as roughly 50 million, plus about 2 million second-language speakers.

As a pluricentric language, it is primarily spoken in a dialectal area spanning Nigeria with smaller migrated communities in Cote d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone and The Gambia.


Yoruba Dictionaries

YorubaDictionary: Yoruba-English dictionary, by Pamela Smith & Adebusola Onayemi

Freelang: Yoruba-English dictionary

Dictionary of the Yoruba language (1910)

Vocabulary of the Yoruba language by Samuel Ajayi Crowther (1852)

Vocabulary of the Yoruba language (1843)

Grammar and dictionary of the Yoruba language by Thomas Bowen (1858)

The body in Yoruba [PDF] by Mark Dingemanse (2006)

The Yoruba animal metaphors by Adesola Olateju, in Nordic journal of African studies (2005)

Yoruba names and gender marking by Olanikė Ola Orie, in Anthropological linguistics (2002)

Historical changes in Yoruba names (2016)


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