Yoruba Among 9 Languages Added to Driver’s Permit Test in America

The Yoruba language has been added to nine other new languages the Maryland Learner’s Permit Tests based in the United States of America will be offering.

The tests and study manuals are currently offered in English, Spanish, French, Korean, traditional Chinese, and Vietnamese, CBS News had reported.

Yoruba, alongside Tagalog, Amharic, Arabic, Russian, Urdu, Hindi, Farsi, Portuguese, and American Sign Language, has now been added as a new option for drivers starting September.

Speaking on Tuesday, August 26, an administrator with the Motor Vehicle Agency in Maryland, USA, Chrissy Nizer, shared reasons for the additions, noting that the languages were selected based on the US census data.

“Improving accessibility for the driver’s knowledge test and study materials is critical to serve Maryland’s linguistically diverse population,” Nizer said.