Yoruba speaking countriesYoruba is no official language in any country, but is spoken as mother tongue in 2 countries by a minor part of the population. The Yoruba language (native name: Yorùbá) has its roots in the Niger–Congo language family.
With a share of around 21%, it is most widespread in Nigeria. A total of about 45.6 m people worldwide speak Yoruba as their mother tongue.
|Nigeria||Western Africa||no||21.4 %||44,114,000|
|Benin||Western Africa||no||12.2 %||1,479,000|
Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers - not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Yoruba as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1%, are maybe not listed here.