Keywords: nigerian pidgin, broken english superstrate language, inter-ethnic communication, indigenous languages naijiria pidgin bi laik pikin we no get papa bot evribodi de sen am mesej (qtd in bamgbose et al 1995) 40 language marginalisation “the world community is biased against pidgins and creoles. Naijang news ☆ just like english language, pidgin english is very popular in nigeria it is the language of the street and is spoken mostly in south south region ✓ check out all the trending latest news news in nigeria & world right now on naijang. Recently at the university of ibadan, nigeria adopted among other things a change in nomenclature from np to “naija” for this language “because it has creolised in some part of the country, its functions have surpassed the functions of a pidgin and the term 'pidgin' has helped to encourage derogatory connotations. A corpus-based macro-syntactic study of naija (nigerian pidgin) naijasyncor takes an exhaustive and in-depth look at the structure of naija (nigerian pidgin) in nigeria today spoken by educated nigerians, it has been proved by deuber ( 2005) to develop in lagos as a discrete language, separate from nigerian english. Now, for the first time, a group of academics is working to elevate the status of nigerian pidgin to more than just a practical means of communication in a country with several hundred indigenous languages and a huge educational divide created a year ago, the naija languej akademi is the first to try to. Abstract : the development of hlt tools inevitably involves the need for language resources however, only a handful number of languages possesses such resources this paper presents the development of hlt tools for the african language naija (nigerian pidgin), spoken in nigeria particularly, this paper is focusing on.
With the introduction of english into the nigerian environment, the existing portuguese-based pidgin of the niger delta started evolving in the new direction of the language of the new politically dominant group, the english in time english , the language of the english, supplanted portuguese as the major lexifier of naijá. Pidgin english: the language of the west african people pidgin english is a lingua franca in many anglophone countries in west africa it is commonly spoken in equatorial guinea, ghana, sierra leone, nigeria, and some parts of cameroon it works as a needle and thread that weaves all the tribes and. As naija pipo dey tok: a preliminary analysis of the role of nigerian pidgin in the nigerian community in sweden joseph ifeanyi onyeche department of oriental and african languages göteborg university [email protected] abstract this paper presents an overview of the linguistic behavior in the nigerian.
Since the pidgin service started in august, bill gates tried his hand at speaking the language in a bbc interview, where he responded to questions from nigerians, many of whom speak a variant called naija, or nigerian pidgin (“bill gates: 'nigeria dey important,' ” the headline on the bbc pidgin site later. As is commonly the case when a language is heavily used between non-native speakers, a new way of speaking has developed, with its own unique grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary this form of communication is nigerian pidgin english, often referred to simple as “pidgin” by those who speak it nigeria or naija as. On superstrate language and the process of simplification is responsible for their creation and development nigerian pidgin english (npe) is also perceived as “ a cultural influences as inputs of development of naija language naija: proceedings of the “conference on nigerian pidgin university of ibadan, nigeria. This gesture shows they've made an effort to learn my tribal tongue, one of 521 estimated nigerian languages they could have chosen from if they open up with pidgin english instead, i instantly perk up speaking pidgin transforms them from visiting foreigner into one of the hundreds of well-integrated.
Cameroonian pidgin is mixed with local languages and some french words that have been thwarted am cameroonian born,parents r nigerian lived in both countries almost equally, wen i dey naija they say i dey speak cameroon pidgin, wen i go cameroon them say i speak naija major difference is. Pidgin english the language that unites 75 million nigerians popular words from the major tribes some of these words include 'shebi, 'nna', and 'abi' when nigerians are 'gisting' they tend to speak in pidgin english play when nigerians are 'gisting' they tend to speak in pidgin english (naija gist).
This paper reports on a specific lexical field of nigerian pidgin (ngp), namely its metacommunicative themselves in interaction, and how the overall nigerian language ecology and legitimate ways of being a nigerian terms of referring to ngp, namely pidgin, broken, warri and naija as well as terms for orientating. Pidgin speak is dedicated to those who want to feel the essence of true nigerian pidgin pidgin is a sort of english language slang widely spoken in many parts of nigeria a culture lies behind the nigerian pidgin it seems to rub off on those who stay for any length of time there are many, especially in the country areas.
With hundreds of tribes and languages, slang english known as 'naija' is becoming the glue of africa's most populous nation.
But as for my fellow naija man, he doesn't want to speak pidgin because he feels pidgin make people think less of him, that he his uneducated, not civilized and probably local according to wikipedia, the official language in nigerian is english but we all know that the common language we speak in nigeria. Amongst other positions, the conference agreed on a name for the expected standardized nigerian pidgin (backed by an orthography) to guide a harmonized writing system for literary works in the language and that name is naija languej an upgrade of pidgin to a language proper it was also the resolution. Officially known as naija, nigerian pidgin is spoken by tens of millions across the country current affairs, english and local languages are brewed together to dish up playful imagery at breakneck speed for a little taste, this video from the naija- speaking nigerian radio station wazobia is an example of the. Nigerian pidgin is an english-based pidgin and creole language spoken as a lingua franca across nigeria the language is commonly referred to as pidgin or broken (pronounced brokin) it is distinguished from other creole languages since most speakers are not true native speakers although many children learn it at.