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  • 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.

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