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Aremu Adeola, Jr.

Aremu Adeola is a linguist, lexicographer and translator. He's an advocate of African languages with an emphasis on the Yoruba language. He is the creator of the first African Indigenous language crossword game, Yooba Lingo, and also the founder of Aremu Language Consult Limited.

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Latest posts by Aremu Adeola, Jr.

3 March 2020

Lost in translation: Why Google Translate often gets Yorùbá — and other languages — wrong

Rising Voices

As more tech companies attempt to provide translation and access to multiple languages online, controversies and challenges arise — especially when it comes to accuracy and cultural nuance.

30 January 2020

Nigeria's Operation Àmò̩té̩kùn: Was it named after a leopard, cheetah or tiger? 

Linguists who study Yorùbá have long taken issue with ascribing meaning of the word àmò̩té̩kùn interchangeably with the leopard, cheetah and tiger.

21 January 2020

Yorùbá loanwords: How languages evolve

Using Yorùbá words in their original forms helps ensure that culture — kept alive through language — continues to thrive.