Click here for more details and recent infographics on endangered languages. According to the UNESCO, at least 43% of the languages spoken in the world are endangered. 43% out of 6000~7000 languages are likely to disappear, think about that for a second.
29 Nigerian languages on this list!!
And most of them are in the North, where Hausa is the lingua franca. I have many Northern friends who speak Hausa but don’t speak their indigenous languages.
I always roll my eyes when I see something about the Yoruba language being endangered. That isn’t going to happen any time soon. I won’t lie I don’t speak Yoruba and can barely understand the language.
I don’t speak Yoruba either but I understand quite well