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Joruba is no official language in any country, but is spoken as mother tongue in 2 countries by a minor part of the population.

With a share of around 21%, it is most widespread in Nigeria. A total of about 42 million people worldwide speak Joruba as their mother tongue.
CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
NigeriaWestern Africano21.4 %40,850,000
BeninWestern Africano12.2 %1,363,000