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Yoruba
Èdè Yorùbá
Native to Nigeria, Benin, Togo
Ethnicity Yoruba people
Native speakers 28 million  (2007)ne2007
Language family
Niger–Congo
Writing system Latin (Yoruba alphabet)
Yoruba Braille
Official status
Official language in  Nigeria
 Benin
 Togo
Linguasphere 98-AAA-a

The Yoruba language is a Niger-Congo language spoken in West Africa. The number of speakers of Yoruba was thought to be 20 million in the 1990s. It is one of the languages in Nigeria, Benin, and Togo and in communities in other parts of Africa, Europe and the Americas.

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