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Language: Hausa

  • Mar 30, 2012
  • 11:59 PM

Wikipedia Co-Founder Adding More African Languages

Lekan Oyekanmi / Voice of America
Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, 45, says Yoruba is the most popular African language for Wikipedia, with 29,000 pages. The Swahili Wikipedia version is second among African languages with 23,000. Other African languages on Wikipedia include Afrikaans, Hausa, and Zulu. Speaking in Lagos this week, Wales says his website is branching out from English.
  • Dec 20, 2011
  • 05:40 PM

Mother Tongue

Meri Nana-Ama Danquah /
Since my return to Ghana, what I have found most fascinating is the number of Ghanaian children born and raised right here in Ghana who do not speak any of the indigenous languages. When my daughter was attending the Ghana International School, I was shocked to learn that many Ghanaian parents speak only English to their children.
  • Aug 11, 2011
  • 02:24 PM

NICO commences Indigenous Language classes

Ohi ojo / Vanguard
In furtherance of the objectives of its enabling decree, the National Institute for Cultural Orientation, NICO has commenced its indigenous language programmes aimed at helping Nigerian children to communicate in their mother tongue and adults with spouses from different ethnic backgrounds, the language of their spouses.
  • May 08, 2011
  • 07:25 PM

Presenting the new orthographies

Akintayo Abodunrin / Vanguard
Efforts to have a standard orthography for Igbo, Ijo, Hausa and Yoruba languages received a boost on Wednesday when harmonised orthographies for the four languages also spoken in Cameroun, Benin and Niger Republic were launched.