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Title: Towards Development of an Indigenous African Language-based Programming Language Author(s): Ezekiel K. Olatunji, John B. Oladosu, Odetunji A. Odejobi and Stephen O. Olabiyisi Year: 2018 Publisher: FUOYE Journal of Engineering and Technology File: PDF Keywords: — Native language-based programming languages Yoruba language Digital divide Information and communication technology prototype implementation URI: https://tau.edu.ng/publications/publication-page.php?i=196&t=towards-development-of-an-indigenous-african-language-based-programming-language

Programming languages based on the lexicons of indigenous African languages are rare to come by unlike those based on Asian and / or European languages. It is opined that an African native language-based programming language would enhance comprehension of computer-based problem solving processes by indigenous students and teachers. This study intends to attempt a design and implementation of an African native language-based programming language using Yoruba as case study. Yoruba is the first language 
of over 30 million people in the south-west of Nigeria, Africa; and is spoken by over one hundred million people world-wide. In preparation towards actual implementation of a prototype of the intended programming language, a mini token recognizer has been developed in QBasic 

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