Now you can learn Yoruba on your iPhone

CityPress - - T# - Binwe.ade­bayo@city­

Nige­ria is one of the big­gest and busiest coun­tries in Africa. Know­ing a lit­tle of one of the main lo­cal lan­guages, Yoruba, might serve you in good stead.

But if you’re like me – one with lit­tle time for night lan­guage classes – down­load the latest ver­sion of Genii Games Lim­ited’s Yorùbá101.

The app is an all-in-one learn­ing cen­tre, which teaches ev­ery­thing from the 25-let­ter al­pha­bet, to sounds, to use­ful sen­tences.

How­ever, if you’d like a lit­tle more – like the themed vo­cab­u­lary, you’re go­ing to have to dish out a cou­ple of dol­lars to get to the next level. But it’s well worth it for a slick, or­gan­ised learn­ing app.

This could easily be a five-star app if they could just get rid of the generic African mu­sic in the back­ground and land­scape­only ori­en­ta­tion. Oth­er­wise, this is the app to get if you’re in­ter­ested in ex­pand­ing your grasp of African lan­guages.

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