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New Languages, New Continent! Learn Yoruba, Igbo, and Swahili with Drops

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Jun 3, 2021

Báwo, ndewo, hujambo! Open Drops to discover the three latest additions to the Drops language family. We’re excited to share that you can now learn not one, not two but three African languages! 

Learn Yoruba, learn Igbo, or learn Swahili!

These three languages are spoken by more than 200 million people worldwide.

Immerse yourself in the words, colors, and wonders of the cultures behind these languages

All three languages originate from the African continent and are spoken across millions of people worldwide, more than 200 million! Will you be embarking on a language learning journey with one of our new additions?

Start to immerse yourself in the words, colors, and wonders of the cultures behind these unique languages. 

Learn a new language with Drops

Learn Yoruba with Drops

Yoruba is spoken in West Africa, mainly in Southwestern Nigeria. It has somewhere between 45 to 55 million native speakers and is a pluricentric language, meaning there are several standard dialects spoken in Nigeria, Benin, and Togo.

Try out a sample lesson with our Kahoot!

Learn Igbo with Drops

Igbo is the language of the Igbo people and is spoken in Eastern Nigeria. There are around 45 million native speakers and it’s a recognized language in Nigeria as well as Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon. 

Try out a sample lesson with our Kahoot!

Learn Swahili with Drops

Swahili, known as Kiswahili is a Bantu language spoken by the Swahili people. It’s a lingua franca for the African Great Lakes and is spoken in many other parts of Africa including Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Kenya. It’s estimated that there are somewhere between 50 to 100 million native speakers of Swahili. 

Try out a sample lesson with our Kahoot!

Discover the Power of Words 

Báwo, ndewo, hujambo! -- that’s “hello” in Yoruba, Igbo and Swahili respectively. And in learning “hello”, you’ve taken your first step learning these languages. How easy was that? “Hello” is just one of the many words you can learn in Drops. Multiply that knowledge by the thousands using Drops and start learning both relevant and practical vocabulary. 

At Drops, we endeavor to put together the best content for you. We work with local translators and native speakers to ensure you get a high-quality language learning experience.

Planning a Trip to Africa and Want to Learn a Few Phrases? Wondering how to learn one of these languages?

Now that the world is opening back up, travel is once more becoming an option! If you want to get travel-ready, you may not be aiming for fluency in an African language. Or maybe you’re wondering how to learn basic phrases in Swahili, Igbo or Yoruba? Perhaps you’re aiming to simply be polite when interacting with the locals while you get around on an upcoming trip. Try Drops to learn to say please and thank you and other phrases of courtesy all tourists should know.

What Do the Drops African Languages Courses Include?

Ready to learn the basics of the Igbo, Swahili, and Yoruba languages? Drops offers you the chance to tap, swipe, and play your way to learning more than 2500 words and phrases in these languages in just 5-minutes a day as a part of a customized learning experience. 

We aim to collect useful, highly relevant word lists you won’t find anywhere else. In fact, it’s one of the features in the app we’re most proud of--it not only offers you a personalized but also seamless language learning experience. 

So whether you’re hoping to talk about history or figuring out how to get around on your upcoming trip to Africa, Drops is here to support your learning. 

Come Learn African Languages with Us

Ready to learn your first words in Igbo, Swahili or Yoruba? We’d like to invite you to try out Drops. In just five minutes a day, you can start learning a new language. 

Embark on a language learning journey with one of our new language additions!


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