A professor of Yoruba at the University of Ilorin, Olalere Adeyemi, has said that about 5,000 languages, including Yoruba, which are spoken in Africa, are going into extinction.
He stated that the languages were going into extinction due to the dearth of books on them. He spoke on Sunday, in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, during the public presentation of a book, Omolabake, written by a Yoruba teacher, Hajia Khadijat Yusuf.
The chairman of the occasion, Dr. Yinka Yahaya, said the Yoruba Language must not be allowed to go into extinction. Read more