The Yoruba Language

The Yoruba language (natively èdè Yorùbá) is a Niger–Congo language spoken in West Africa. The number of speakers of Yoruba was estimated at around 40 million in 2012 according to Wikipedia. The native tongue of the Yoruba people, is spoken, among other languages, in Nigeria, Benin, and Togo and in communities in other parts of Africa, Europe and the Americas.

Yoruba Proverbs

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Yoruba Writing System

In the 17th century Yoruba was written in the Ajami script. Modern Yoruba orthography originated in the early work of CMS missionaries working among the Aku (Yoruba) of Freetown. One of their informants was Crowther, who later would proceed to work on his native language himself. In 1875 the Church Missionary Society organized a conference on Yoruba Orthography.