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Yoruba is the native tongue of the Yoruba people, it is spoken in Nigeria, Benin, Togo and among communities in Brazil, Sierra Leone and Cuba. Yoruba language has a distinction between human and non-human nouns e.g. tani for human nouns (‘who?’) and kini for non-human nouns (‘what?’).Yoruba has over fifteen dialects and standard Yoruba is the written form of the language and the standard variety learnt in school. Standard Yoruba has its origin in the 1850's, when Samuel Ajayi Crowther, the first African Bishop, published a Yoruba grammar and started his translation of the Bible to Yoruba More Languages
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Yoruba: moduro lori majemu ti ko le ye, nigbati ara okan ri on se yemeji ru, ni pa oro iye olorun emi yio bori, diduro lori awon majemu ti olorun ti da.
Had the frog been as fleet-footed in the fields as it is in the hot water pot, it won't have entered the pot.
[A stitch in time saves nine.]
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