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Yoruba Language

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Yoruba speaking countries. Yoruba Countries </>
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Countries where Yoruba is an official language. Countries
Benin, Nigeria
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Total count of countries where Yoruba is official language. Total No. Of Countries
2
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13
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Countries where Yoruba is a native language. National Language
Nigeria
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Countries where Yoruba language is spoken as a non-native language. Second Language
Not spoken in any of the countries
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Continent wise Yoruba speaking countries. Speaking Continents
Africa
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Countries where small group of people speak Yoruba language. Minority Language
Africa, Brazil, Togo, United Kingdom, United States of America
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Organization that administrates and maintains the Yoruba language. Regulated By
Yoruba Academy
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Interesting facts about Yoruba language. Interesting Facts
  • One of the largest African ethnic groups is Yoruba in south of Sahara Desert.
  • In Yoruba language, same combination of vowels and consonants have different meanings depending on the pitch of the vowels, so it is tonal language.
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The language to which Yoruba is similar. Similar To
Owo and Itsekiri languages
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The language through which Yoruba is derived from. Derived From
Not Available
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Set of letters used in Yoruba language. Yoruba Alphabets </>
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Image of Yoruba alphabets. Alphabets in Yoruba
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Total number of letters used in Languages language. Alphabets
29
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11
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Yoruba phonology is the study of sounds in Yoruba language. Yoruba Phonology
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Speech sound produced when breath flows out through human mouth without being blocked by the teeth, tongue or lips. How Many Vowels
12
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10
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Speech sound in which the air is at least partly blocked. How Many Consonants
17
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7
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Writing system used by Yoruba language. Yoruba Scripts
Latin
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The direction in which Yoruba language is written (Some languages are written in right-to-left or left-to-right direction) and this depends on scripts used. Yoruba Writing Direction
Not Available
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Is Yoruba hard to learn? Hard to Learn
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Learning levels in Languages language to become proficient. Yoruba Language Levels
3
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2
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Time required to learn Languages language. Time Taken to Learn
30 weeks
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8
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Basic useful phrases in Yoruba Language. Yoruba Greetings </>
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HELLO in Yoruba. Hello
Ẹ n lẹ
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THANK YOU in Yoruba. Thank You
e dupe
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HOW ARE YOU? in Yoruba. How Are You?
Bawo ni o se wa
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GOOD NIGHT in Yoruba. Good Night
Kasun layọ o
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GOOD EVENING in Yoruba. Good Evening
ka a ale
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GOOD AFTERNOON in Yoruba. Good Afternoon
e kaasan
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GOOD MORNING in Yoruba. Good Morning
e kaaro
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PLEASE in Yoruba. Please
Jowo
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SORRY in Yoruba. Sorry
binu
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BYE in Yoruba. Bye
bye
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I LOVE YOU in Yoruba. I Love You
mo nifẹ rẹ
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EXCUSE ME in Yoruba. Excuse Me
mo tọrọ gafara
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Forms of language which belongs to specific region or group of people. Yoruba Dialects </>
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Variety of Yoruba language. Dialect 1
Itsekiri
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Dialect 1 speaking regions. Where They Speak
Nigeria
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Dialect 1 speaking population. How Many People Speak
500,000.00
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34
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Variety of Yoruba language. Dialect 2
Ede
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Dialect 2 speaking regions. Where They Speak
Benin, Togo
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Dialect 2 speaking population. How Many People Speak
800,000.00
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26
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Variety of Yoruba language. Dialect 3
Ulukwumi
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Dialect 3 speaking regions. Where They Speak
Nigeria
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Dialect 3 speaking population. How Many People Speak
10,000.00
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33
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Total number of dialects used in Languages language. Total No. Of Dialects
20
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19
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Total count of people speaking Yoruba language. How Many People Speak Yoruba? </>
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Total count of people speaking Languages language in the world. How Many People Speak?
30.00 million
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36
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Total percentage of world population speaking Languages language. Speaking Population
0.42 %
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32
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Total count of people speaking Languages as first language or mother tongue. Native Speakers
28.00 million
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29
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Local name of Yoruba language in it’s own script. Native Name
Yorùbá
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Alias or other names of Yoruba Language. Alternative Names
Yariba, Yooba
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Name of Yoruba in French Language. French Name
yoruba
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Name of Yoruba in German Language. German Name
Yoruba-Sprache
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Pronunciation means the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) of words. IPA is an alphabetic system of phonetic script based on Latin Alphabet. Pronunciation
Not Available
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Ethnicity is category of people which belong to common ancestral, social, cultural group. Ethnic group belong to same national experience, basically an inherited status. Ethnicity
Yoruba people
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History of Yoruba language. Yoruba History </>
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Evolution period of Yoruba language. Origin
4 BC
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Language Family is the common ancestor through which all the languages under this family are related. Language Family
Niger-Congo Family
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Language Family is divided into branches and further branches are divided into groups called subgroups. Subgroup
Western Sudanic
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Language Family is divided into smaller units called as branch. Branch
Kwa
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There are three forms of language. Language Forms
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Development stages of Yoruba language in it’s earlier period. Early Forms
No early forms
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A standard form is a language variety that is used in governments, in media, in schools and for international communication. Standard Forms
Yorùbá
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Rank of Yoruba language based on total number of native speakers. Yoruba Language Position
49
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36
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Signed forms are manually coded languages which are representation of oral languages in gesture and visual form which is signed version of oral languages. Sign languages are used by deaf communities. Signed Forms
Yoruba Sign Language
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Scope of Yoruba language Scope
Individual
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Yoruba language code. Yoruba Code </>
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Yoruba language which is represented by two letters. ISO 639 1
yo
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Yoruba language which is represented by three letters. ISO 639 2
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ISO 639 2/T is the terminology ISO 639 2 code of Yoruba language. ISO 639 2/T
yor
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ISO 639 2/B is bibliographic ISO 639 2 code of Yoruba language. ISO 639 2/B
yor
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Yoruba language which is represented by three letters. ISO 639 3
yor
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Yoruba language which is represented by four letters. ISO 639 6
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Comprehensive list of families, languages, dialects that is unique identifier code consisting of four letters and four digits. Glottocode
yoru1245
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Two digits + one to six letters code is the linguasphere of Yoruba language. Linguasphere
No data available
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Types of Yoruba Language. Types of Language
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Type of Yoruba language. Language Type
Living
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Yoruba Linguistic typology is study and classification of languages based on common structural features and forms. Language Linguistic Typology
Subject-Verb-Object
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Yoruba Morphological Typology is classification of languages based on how languages form words by combining morphemes. Language Morphological Typology
Analytic and Isolating

Origin of Yoruba language

In order to communicate with each other, the origin of language was the essential part. Various languages are spoken all over the world. Yoruba language is one of the Most Difficult Languages. The origin of Yoruba language states that it was put to use in 4 BC. The history of Yoruba language reveals that the language is old and used since many years. Check out in brief about Yoruba Language History. Yoruba has no early forms. Yorùbá is the standard form of Yoruba language and it is used in government centers. Know all About Yoruba Language.

Yoruba population

Yoruba population gives us the total count of number of people speaking Yoruba language. Yoruba language is spoken by 30.00 million people in the world. Most of the Yoruba population lies in the Yoruba Speaking Countries. Yoruba language is spoken as first language by 28.00 million people and no total count of people speaking Yoruba as second language. Get to know Yoruba speaking population in detail.

Yoruba writing system

There are numerous writing systems but most widely used scripts are Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic. Yoruba writing system decides the alphabets, vowels and consonants i.e. the written form of Yoruba language. Some languages share common writing systems. Latin script is used by Yoruba language. Learn more about . 

Information about Yoruba language

Check out all the information about Yoruba language here. You may find it interesting to learn Yoruba Alphabets or the vowels and consonants of this language. Also knowing about Yoruba Speaking Countries, Yoruba speaking continents and Yoruba Dialects will help in improving your knowledge about this language. Also while travelling to Yoruba countries knowing common Yoruba Greetings will help you in communicating with Yoruba people.