Official language in: Nigeria
Minority language in: Benin, Togo,
Spoken by: 50 million (native)
Language family: Edekiri – Yoruboid – Volta-Congo – Atlantic-Congo – Niger-Congo
Writing system: Latin (Yoruba alphabet)
Fun Fact: Yoruba has had different writing systems. In the 17th century, the influence of Muslims led to the introduction of Ajami script. Now the Latin alphabet is used for the writing. It is modified though according to the requirements of the Yoruba language.
Yoruba Words and Phrases