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Bènin makes Yoruba an official language

The Alaketou of Ketou, Republic Of Bénin, Oba Alayeluwa Alaro Alade-Ife.
The Alaketou of Ketou, Republic Of Bénin, Oba Alayeluwa Alaro Alade-Ife.

Bènin makes Yoruba an official language

The kingdoms of three of Oduduwa’s grandsons Sabe, Ketu and Popo were cordoned off by the French into what is now known by its colonial name , the Republic of Bènin. Nevertheless, the bonds between the Yoruba of Bènin and Nigeria remain unbroken, and this has been proved once again. According to the Ambassador to Nigeria in Bènin , Dr Lawrence Obisakin,

“ If not for the colonial separation, where you are standing now Cotonou use to be part of Oyo Empire and the capital was Oyo-Ile up to the shores of Ghana”

 

Read about why Benin Republic recognised the Yoruba language as second official language in the country

 

 

EDIT 05/04/2016 : the image for the Alaketou of Ketou was  changed

 

5 thoughts on “Bènin makes Yoruba an official language

    1. True. I hope the pride in our culture continues to grow throughout Yorubaland. At one point it seemed youngsters were starting to feel ashamed

  1. This is interesting. And you know what?, people of same Yoruba origin are despising each other. One policeman made Oba in Yoruba Land is claiming he is not from Yoruba again. What an irony

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