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Language: Nigerian Pidgin

  • Apr 22, 2012
  • 05:50 PM

Pidgin Language Book Launched In Abuja

Catherine Agbo / Leadership Newspapers
“It is not as easy as it seems because we speak it every day and we assume that it is very easy to write pidgin but it’s just like in English language where you have people who can speak the language very fluently, grammatically perfect but when it comes to writing it is a bit difficult and its same with what is now known as Nigerian Pidgin,” he said.
  • Jun 29, 2011
  • 01:20 AM

Nigeria's pidgin radio station takes off

Shyamantha Asokan / GlobalPost
...Nigerian pidgin is thought to have emerged nearly 600 years ago, when European traders reached the country’s coast and met African chiefs. Both parties needed a form of broken English to negotiate sales of palm oil and slaves. Pidgin is now estimated to be used by tens of millions of Nigerians. Variants are spoken in nearby Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone.