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Yorlang Programming Language

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Yorlang was created so we can have fun writing code in one of the native languages (i.e Yoruba) in Nigeria .

Feature List

  • Variable Declaration
  • Conditionals & Loops
  • Functions & Arrays

For the full documentation showcasing examples and language use, visit the Website.

This project assumes you have Git installed.


For developers to get started with this project, you'll need to create a local copy of the project.

Run the following in your terminal:

 git clone

Then change into the local directory, run the following in your terminal:

cd yorlang

Docker Setup

If you have Docker installed, you can proceed with the following:

To start a docker container for Yorlang, run this command in the terminal:


N/B: You might have permission problems on a Unix, please visit the following link to resolve potential file permission issues.

You can then proceed to the Hello World Section or the Unit and Integration Tests Section to run sample code.

Non-Docker Setup

If you don't have Docker installed or you prefer to pollute your PC's environment :), you'll need to install Node.js.

This project uses ES6+ features and requires a Node version that supports ES6+ features.

N/B: Yorlang was built with Nodejs v8.9.4

To confirm that you have Node.js installed, run the following in your terminal:

node -v

You should get something like v8.9.4

Install Node.js Modules

To install all dependencies, run the following in your terminal:

npm install

Link Yorl Command to Terminal

In order to run a file using the yorl command, run the following:

npm run link

Hello World

You can run sample code by running the following in your terminal:

yorl sample/test.yl

You should get something like: báwo ni ayé

Developer Guide

For Developers, these docs will help you understand Yorlang's internal architecture, should you wish to make adjustments.

Unit and Integration Tests

To run tests in the project, run the following in your terminal:

npm test




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