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Yoruba (English pronunciation: /ˈjɒrʊbə/; Yor. èdè Yorùbá) is a language spoken in West Africa, mainly in Nigeria. The number of speakers of Yoruba is approaching 30 million. It is a pluricentric language native to and spoken principally in the Western and South-West of Nigeria - mainly in Osun,Oyo,Ondo,Ekiti and Ogun (and parts of Benin, Lagos and some part of South-South Nigeria), with communities in other parts of Africa, the Americas, and Europe. A variety of the language, Lucumi, is the liturgical language of the Santería religion of the Caribbean. Many Yoruba words are used in the Afro-Brazilian religion known as Candomblé. Yoruba is most closely related to the Itsekiri language (spoken in the Niger Delta) and to Igala (spoken in central Nigeria).

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