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  • Mar 16, 2012
  • 12:44 PM

Hold Your Tongue: Yoruba in the Diaspora

Toluwanimi Malomo / Think Africa Press
In their paper “Is Yoruba an Endangered Language?” Felix Fabunmi and Akeem Salawu note a conspicuous post-colonial preference for the use of English amongst the Yoruba elite. They describe the “divided personalities” of the elite who fight to “eschew their nativity” as a contributing factor in the demise of the Yoruba language, particularly in Nigeria itself.

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