Tag Archives: Nigerian Pidgin English

Nigeria counts cost of saving English

In a country of more than 250 ethnic groups, English is both a lingua franca and the official language of government and increasingly used in business and middle class homes. But it is widely believed that standards in English, as well … Continue reading

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Nigeria harnesses Pidgin English power

Long considered the language of the uneducated, Nigerian Pidgin English, with its oscillating tones and playful imagery, is now spoken by Nigerians of every age, social class and regional origin. In a country with wide disparity in education provision, Pidgin operates … Continue reading

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Nigerian Pidgin

Nigerian Pidgin is an English-based pidgin and a creole language spoken as a lingua franca across Nigeria. The language is commonly referred to as “Pidgin” or “Brokin“…..Nigerian Pidgin is the native language of approximately 3 to 5 million people and is a second language for at least … Continue reading

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