Yoruba is spoken by 20,000,000 people: 18,850,000 in Nigeria, 465,000 in Benin, an unknown number in Togo.
Reading the Scriptures
Part of the Bible was published for the first time in 1850.
The New Testament was first published in 1862.
The complete Bible was first published in 1884.
This shows the first few verses from John's Gospel in the Johnson version, first published in 1969 by Bible Society of Nigeria, Lagos. This page is taken from a Bible published in 1991 by Bible Society of Nigeria, Lagos.