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Yoruba alphabet and characters

The Yoruba alphabet should display only the following characters. If your document is not showing correctly, then first check that the encoding for that program and font supports Africa’s languages.

The Yoruba language alphabet letters

Yoruba grammar rules

Yoruba is an isolating language, i.e. it has a very low morpheme per word ratio.

Although Yoruba has no grammatical gender, it does have a distinction between human and non-human nouns. There are no definite and indefinite articles. Nouns are not inflected for number. Plural is indicated with a plural word or a pronoun placed before the noun.

Yaruba formatting rules

First day of the weekSaturday
Working daysSaturday–Thursday
Short date formatdd/MM/yyyy
e.g. 17/08/2016
Long date formatd MMMM yyyy
e.g. 2011 اوت 15

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