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[Nigeria]Nigerian glossary

How now?

Written by kevin

One of the many things I’m adapting to in my first few weeks here in Nigeria is the use of Pidgin English. At first it just looks and sounds like accented standard English with sloppy grammar but there are quite a few words adopted from local languages and unique to Pidgin.

Today I’ve had a quick look for links to more information about it:

It seems that Nigerian Pidgin is officially a creole rather than a pidgin, because people grow up speaking it natively.

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2005 at 16:22 and is filed under VSO.

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