So this month I’ve been spending some time learning Yoruba, just one of the over 500 languages spoken in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country. I was interested in Yoruba because as a strictly tonal language, Yoruba being pronounced Yorùbá, it’s an amazing challenge to learn to speak and it reminds me a lot of Mandarin Chinese.
Then I decided to go and find some Nigerians to practice with and…we had a good time! People were really surprised when I started speaking Yoruba, one of the biggest African languages, with them. Finally I tried Nigerian food for the first time and it was incredible.
Next time, we’ll do this in Nigeria!