Practice Yoruba Reading

Practice Yoruba Reading: Education

Online resource:

“Yoruba Reading” Page in MyLanguage website: https://mylanguages.org/yoruba_reading.php


  1. Read the given Yoruba text in the above link. The text is part of the Article 26 and 27 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. See what you can understand without looking at the English translation and note down unfamiliar vocabulary.
  2. Read the translation of the given text in the website page. After reading the translation one time, go back up and read the Yoruba text and see if you can recognize more words this time.
  3. Study the meanings of unfamiliar vocabulary:
    ẹ̀tọ́ (right)
    ẹ̀tọ́ ọmọnìyàn (human rights)
    Ó kéré tán (At least)
    ọ̀fẹ́ (free)
    dandan (compulsory)
    ènìyàn lápapọ̀ (general people)
    yan (choose)
    ẹ̀dá ènìyàn (huamn personality)
    ìgbọ́ra-ẹni-yé (understanding)
    ìbágbépọ̀ àlàáfíà (tolerance)
    ìfẹ́ ọ̀rẹ́-sí-ọ̀rẹ́ (friendship)
  4. Copy the Yoruba text to a doc. document and create a gapped text, moving some new vocabulary out.
  5. After one hour, come back to the document and try to complete the gapped text.
  6. Make flashcards with new vocabulary that you find difficult to memorize. Try to find more usages of these vocabulary with help of dictionary/the mentor.


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