About the Yoruba Language
Yoruba is one of four official Nigerian languages spoken primarily in Western Africa. The language is the pride of the Yoruba people, who originated in Western Nigeria and later expanded into the nearby countries of Benin, Togo and Ghana. It is spoken mostly in Nigeria and Benin, with boundaries in other parts of Africa, Europe and the Americas. Its number of speakers is between 20 and 30 million.
There is great tribal variation among the Yoruba people, and there are several dialects spoken among the different tribes. Based on their geography, these dialects can be broadly classified into three major areas: Northwest, Central and Southeast. At Multilingual Connections, we are staffed with people who specialize in each of the major Yoruba dialects in order to yield the highest quality translations, transcriptions and interpretations possible.