Resources and Inspiration to Learn the Yoruba Language
About the Yoruba Language
Yoruba is one of the Major languages spoken in West Africa. The number of people who speak Yoruba in Nigeria alone is is estimated at over 35 million. Yoruba is spoken, among other languages, in Nigeria, Benin, and Togo and in communities in other parts of Africa, Europe, Australia and the Americas by a large number of people who trace their roots to the Yoruba People of West Africa.
A large population of Afro Caribbeans and African Americans trace their ancestry to the Yoruba Kingdoms of West Africa. Essentially the rich heritage and cultural identity of the Yoruba has stood the test of time and the effects of colonial dislocation.
Yorùbá Yé Mi
This is an interactive, communicative, introductory, multi-media program intended to provide basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills of language learning in Yorùbá. It exposes the learner not only to Yorùbá language in meaningful situations but also to the culture of the Yorùbá-speaking people of South-western Nigeria.
Yorùbá Yé Mi was initially sponsored by University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services. It is currently funded by the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning, http://www.coerll.utexas.edu/ and the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education
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Some Inspiration for Learning Yoruba or Teaching it to your Children