But we are all aware of just how pidgin rolls off the tongue, how sweet it is in the mouth, the rs and the repeated syllables bellanaija nigeria breaking & top news to the world 24/7. Nigerian pidgin is the first language, or one of the first languages, learned by tens of millions of people across southern nigeria and in urban areas throughout the entire country. The case for pidgin as the language of instruction in nigerian basic education by staff writer nigerian pidgin is a language with its own semantics it must. This study therefore attempts to explore how nigerian pidgin english (npe) as a language and communication medium is used by the less privileged in nigerian society as forms of resistance to the inequalities that exists within society with regards to what is considered criminal. Nigerian pidgin english and english are widespread linguae francae in nigeria where more than 300 languages are spoken the origins of nigerian pidgin english lie historically in trade contact between the british and local people in the seventeenth century.
Afrobeat star and activist, fela kuti played a key role in bringing the language of the masses to the global stage in the 1970s and 1980s by using pidgin lyrics to take down nigeria's leaders. For better informate plus explanation of all di ogbonge tori wey pipo never hear about for inside west and central africa, bbc pidgin dey serve am with video, audio, maps and oda graphics join. The nigerian pidgin, also known as the west african creole in some circles, will have some benefits if given an official status what creoles and pidgin languages.
Problematic co-existence of english language and nigerian pidgin oreoluwa abraham solomon, ph d department of language and communication studies. Learn pidgin nigerian online - level 1 learn pidgin nigerian, this amazing pidgin creole language from nigeria, which is most widely spoken in the oil rich niger delta where most of its population speak it as their first language. As a nigerian, you don't learn pidgin english, it just comes naturally from the environment and as a foreigner its one of the easiest languages to learn the humour in pidgin is that grammatical blunders are absent and words cannot be mispronounced (don't worry, pidgin 101 will teach you all that. Pidgin english definition: a pidgin in which one of the languages involved is english | meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples. The three major nigerian languages namely igbo, yoruba and hausa feature prominently in pidgin english in general, however with lagos being historically a yoruba city 'lagos pidgin' consists of a disproportionately high number of yoruba words.
In nigeria for example, pidgin is viewed as being the language of illiterates even though it's used by both educated and uneducated people in formal and informal activities. Nigerian english is regarded as distinct from pidgin english, although the exact location of the boundary between them differs from speaker to speaker some expressions are regarded as strictly pidgin, for example. Pidgin is actually a mixture of english and a bunch of nigerian languages sting on june 12, 2008 at 11:01 am said: damn there's so many pidgin phrases i could teach u.
This is the nigerian pidgin dictionary, a compilation of nigerian slangs and street talk created and maintained by its readers. Nigeria: bbc pidgin - celebrating a year of impact tweet bbc pidgin was the first of 12 languages to be launched as part of the world service expansion,it was very important that by setting. Find words and translations with name of tomato in igbo in nigerian languages - hausa, igbo, pidgin, yoruba, english| nigerian dictionary.
Nigerian english and naija are 2 different languages naija is more slang and informal, and has foreign influences while nigerian english on the other-hand is a language of the english with some grammar changes and spellings by nigerians, but not necessarily a pidgin --71204139111 00:01, 30 june 2010 (utc. Nigeriandictionarycom is a social media network for nigerian languages and culture, where you can post, discover and share nigerian videos, pictures, words, pronunciations & translations in nigerian languages (currently hausa, igbo, pidgin, yoruba. West african pidgin english was a language of commerce spoken along the coast during the atlantic slave trade in the late 17th and 18th centuries widely used in nigeria, ghana, cameroon and. But since pidgin currently features prominently in our local music and in ghanaian and nigerian movies, we girls are catching on pidgin as a language mainly.
Nigeria is estimated to have between three and five million people who primarily use pidgin in their day-to-day interactions but it is said to be a second language to a much higher number of up. Nigerian pidgin english to oyibo (best friend naijcom tv - duration: 5 nigerian pidgin english accepted as unofficial second language - duration: 2:56 cgtn africa 11,327. Listing of language information for pidgin, nigerian listing of language information for pidgin, nigerian and africans from different languages used as l2 by. Pidgin is an english-based creole language and nigeria's real lingua franca english might be the official language, but in a country with well over 250 other local languages, pidgin was developed to aid communication among people from different parts of the country, as well as between locals and.