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Yoruba is a dialect continuum of West Africa with over 25 million speakers. The traditional Yoruba area, "Yorubaland", comprises the southwestern portion of Nigeria and the republics of Benin and Togo. Apart from referring to the aggregate of dialects, the term Yoruba is used for the standard form of the language (the variety learnt at school and spoken by newsreaders on the radio). Yoruba is a Niger-Congo language.
Download our free dictionary (for Windows) and browse both the Yoruba-English and the English-Yoruba lists. Look up a word, add or modify an entry, and learn words at your own rhythm from a personal learning list. Click here to learn more about the features or scroll down to download the program. An online version is also available, so you can browse the dictionary without downloading it.
This dictionary was made by Renato B. Figueiredo.
List status: © Renato B. Figueiredo
Yoruba > English: 4,167 words
English > Yoruba: 2,810 words
Last update: July 7, 2007
First upload: February 5, 2007
2. Click here to download the program (445.46 kb)
3. Click here to download the Yoruba word list (415.24 kb)
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Omniglot has a few basic sentences in Yoruba, and you can also check this introduction to Yoruba. The Art and Life in Africa Project offers basic information concerning the Yoruba people (history, arts, political and religious system).