This dictionary includes over 6,500 entries and a clear pronunciation guide detailing and providing examples for the many different sounds of Yoruba. The concept of a tonal language, essential to this major Nigerian tongue, is thoroughly defined and illustrated. Each Yoruban entry is romanized and each English entry is transcribed into the Yoruban alphabet – making this an incredibly valuable tool for both Yoruban and English speakers alike.
Yoruba, with its lengthy and important history in West Africa, remains today the most widely spoken language in African religious ceremonies in the Western hemisphere. It is the main language spoken in Nigeria, Benin Republic and Togo.
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