Nigerians Shake Up Twitter with Yoruba-Language Tweets

By David Pearson|March 11, 2013|Africa, Linguistics|0 comments

Interesting article from Global Voices:

Twitter was abuzz with Yoruba, one of the three major indigenous languages spoken in Nigeria, on March 1, 2013 as speakers of the language lit up the microblogging site with tweets in Yoruba as part of a campaign to celebrate the language on social media and pressure Twitter to include it in its translation project.

Nigeria, famed for a population of 160 million, officially speaks English but also has more than 500 ethnic languages, with Yoruba being one of three major native languages spoken there. It also spoken along the West African coast in Benin and Togo as well as Cuba and Brazil.

Read full article here – Nigerians Shake Up Twitter with Yoruba-Language Tweets · Global Voices(CC BY 3.0)

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