Afia Obinim, Tuesday. December 26, 2006

Modern Yoruba Language Resources

Yoruba (ede Yorùbá, i.e. 'the Yoruba language') is a language of West Africa. It is the first language of many people in Nigeria, Benin, and Togo. Small communities also speak Yoruba in Brazil. In Cuba it is called Nago.

The kasahorow online community for Yoruba can be found at

kasahorow promotes Modern Yoruba. Modern Yoruba is a simpler spelling system for Yoruba that uses just the standard Yoruba alphabet.

Modern Yoruba can be used to write ede Yoruba and Nago.

We only believe in writing each Yoruba word in unique way. We do not use tone marks in order to give you the freedom to pronounce the words any way you prefer. We want as many people as possible to feel comfortable pronouncing Yoruba words with any accent they already have.

If you don't already speak Yoruba, we encourage you to find a friend who does and learn their pronunciation. Your friend will be flattered, and learning their accent will bring you closer together!

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