Yoruba (natively èdè Yorùbá) is a language spoken predominantly in South-West Nigeria and some other parts of West Africa. The number of speakers of Yoruba was estimated at around 20 million in the 1990s.

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. A variety of the language, Lucumi, is the liturgical language of the Santeria religion of the Caribbean. The language is also used in Ketu, a branch of the Candomblé religion in Brazil.

It is most closely related to the Owo and Itsekiri language (spoken in the Niger-Delta) and Igala spoken in central Nigeria, which are smaller languages spoken in neighbouring region.

The Yoruba alphabet is simple as the Famous English alphabet. The Yoruba alphabet is below;

Àà Bb Dd Ee Ẹẹ Ff Gg GBgb Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Òó Pp Rr Ss Ṣṣ Tt Uu Ww Yy

Table of Contents edit


  1. Introduce yourself

Grammar and pronunciation edit

  1. Pronunciation

Vocabulary: edit

  1. Verbs
  2. Nouns
  3. Adjectives
  4. Pronoun
  5. Prepositions
  6. Conjunctions
  7. Adverbs

Cooking Method in Yoruba edit

  1. Din: Fry
  2. Bo: Boil or Stream
  3. Yan: Roast
  4. Se: Cook
  5. Saa: Dry

Food and Fruits in Yoruba edit

  1. Food and Fruits
  2. Agbado - corn
  3. Eyin - Egg

Numbers edit

  1. Numbers

Idiomatic expressions in yoruba edit

  1. Idioms in yoruba

Proverbs in yoruba edit

  1. Proverbs in yoruba

Word order in Yoruba edit

  1. Word order in Yoruba

Phrases in Yoruba edit

  1. Phrases in Yoruba