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YORUBA   

Yoruba is the native tongue of the Yoruba people, it is spoken in Nigeria, Benin, Togo and among communities in Brazil, Sierra Leone and Cuba. Yoruba language has a distinction between human and non-human nouns e.g. tani for human nouns (‘who?’) and kini for non-human nouns (‘what?’).

Yoruba has over fifteen dialects and standard Yoruba is the written form of the language and the standard variety learnt in school. Standard Yoruba has its origin in the 1850's, when Samuel Ajayi Crowther, the first African Bishop, published a Yoruba grammar and started his translation of the Bible to Yoruba
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Eroghughi  ..Submitted By Nneoma December 17 ,2008
 
baba mi  ..Submitted By adeniyi November 12 ,2008
 
Eniola  .. Submitted By chi2 November 27 ,2008
 
ayanmo mii  .. Submitted By adeniyi November 16 ,2008
 
Lola oluwa, ko sohun ti o ya wa  ..Submitted By Nneoma October 30 ,2008



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