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May 26, 2023

The History of Yoruba Language and its Evolution in Western Nigeria


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Yoruba. Èdè Yorùbá; is a language spoken in West Africa, primarily in Southwestern and Central Nigeria. It is spoken by the ethnic Yoruba people. As a pluricentric language, it is primarily spoken in a dialectal area spanning Nigeria and Benin with smaller migrated communities in Côte d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia. Yoruba vocabulary is also used in the Afro-Brazilian religion known as Candomblé, in the Caribbean religion of Santería in the form of the liturgical Lucumí language, and in various Afro-American religions of North America. Join us as we explore the Yoruba, tracing its origins and unraveling the linguistic influences that have shaped its uniqueness.

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