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Yoruba and Sinhalese Speaking countries

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1 Countries
1.1 Countries
Benin, Nigeria
Sri Lanka
1.2 Total No. Of Countries
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Rank: 13 (Overall)
1
Rank: 14 (Overall)
Bhojpuri Speaking Countries
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1.3 National Language
Nigeria
Sri Lanka
1.4 Second Language
Not spoken in any of the countries
Sri Lanka
1.5 Speaking Continents
Africa
Asia
1.6 Minority Language
Africa, Brazil, Togo, United Kingdom, United States of America
Not spoken in any of the countries
1.7 Regulated By
Yoruba Academy
Hela Havula (හෙළ හවුල)
1.8 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.
  • In Sinhalese language, there are many loanwords from Dravidian languages mainly Tamil, Portuguese, Dutch and English.
  • Sinhalese language has it own script/ writing system.
1.9 Similar To
Owo and Itsekiri languages
Maldivian Language
1.10 Derived From
Not Available
Sanskrit Language

Yoruba vs Sinhalese Countries

Comparing Yoruba vs Sinhalese countries gives you idea about number of countries that speak Yoruba and Sinhalese languages.

So we find that, total number of countries where Yoruba is official language is 2 whereas total number of countries where Sinhalese is official language is 1

Find if Yoruba and Sinhalese are Most Spoken Languages. Comparison of Yoruba and Sinhalese speaking countries will give you the presence of Yoruba and Sinhalese languages in different countries. Along with Yoruba vs Sinhalese countries, you can also compare Yoruba vs Sinhalese.

Yoruba and Sinhalese as Minority Language

In Yoruba and Sinhalese speaking countries you will get the countries which have Yoruba and Sinhalese as minority language. The language which is spoken by minority of population in the country is called as minority language.

  • Yoruba as minority language: Africa, Brazil, Togo, United Kingdom, United States of America.
  • Sinhalese as minority language: Not spoken in any of the countries.

If you want to compare Yoruba and Sinhalese dialects, then you can go to Yoruba vs Sinhalese Dialects. Some of the official languages are also considered as minority languages.

Yoruba and Sinhalese Regulators

Yoruba and Sinhalese speaking countries provide you Yoruba and Sinhalese regulators which are the official organizations that regulate them. Yoruba Academy regulates Yoruba language.Sinhalese is regulated by Hela Havula (හෙළ හවුල). Also get to learn, Yoruba and Sinhalese Language History.

Yoruba and Sinhalese Continents

Thinking about Yoruba and Sinhalese continents in which Yoruba and Sinhalese speaking countries are present. Check out more information on Yoruba and Sinhalese. Most of the Yoruba speaking countries lie in Africa. While Sinhalese speaking countries lie in Asia. Continentwise, most of the languages belong to Asian Languages and African Languages. It's always fun to know about interesting facts of any language, so lets discuss about unknown facts of Yoruba and Sinhalese languages:

Yoruba 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.

Sinhalese Interesting Facts:

  • In Sinhalese language, there are many loanwords from Dravidian languages mainly Tamil, Portuguese, Dutch and English.
  • Sinhalese language has it own script/ writing system.

The Yoruba language was derived from Not Available and is similar to Owo and Itsekiri languages whereas Yoruba language is similar to Maldivian Language and derived from Sanskrit Language.