Yoruba (native name ede Yorùbá, 'the Yoruba language') is a dialect continuum of West Africa with over 22 million speakers. Large native speaker populations can be found in Nigeria, Benin, and Togo. Traces of it are found among communities in Brazil and Cuba (where it is called Nago). Yoruba is an isolating, tonal language with Subject-Verb-Object syntax. Apart from referring to the aggregate of dialects and their speakers, the term Yoruba is used for the standard, written form of the language. Yoruba is classified as a Niger-Congo language of the Yoruboid branch of Defoid, Benue-Congo.
kasahorow promotes Modern Yoruba. Modern Yoruba is a simpler spelling system for Yoruba that uses just the standard Yoruba alphabet.