Why Study Yoruba?

Yoruba is an important language in West Africa with over 25 million speakers. It is spoken in several African nations, including Nigeria, Benin, and Togo and traces of it are found among communities in Latin American countries like Brazil, Haiti and Cuba. 


Foreign Language Requirements

Most students at Howard University have a foreign language requirement to graduate.  Depending on their major, students typically take between two to four semesters of a foreign language.  Enrolling in Yoruba language courses at Howard will count towards the foreign language requirement.  The course sequence for the basic Yoruba language courses is as follows:

Yoruba I - (YORU 001) 

Yoruba II - (YORU 002)

Yoruba III - (YORU 003)

Yoruba IV - (YORU 004)

Dr. Bayo Omolola


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