Nigerian English

‘Nigerian Pidgin Words’ Featured In The Oxford Dictionary

Last month, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) announced a new development: it would be adding 29 new “loanwords” from Nigerian pidgin to the English dictionary. The news caused excitement amongst Nigerians on Twitter after it was shared by Nigerian linguist and founder of Yorubaname.com, Kola Tubosun. According to Tubosun, new words get added to the dictionary when they “gain …

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