Nigerian Pidgin

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Nigerian Pidgin or West African Pidgin is a pidgin language spoken in Nigeria. It is based on English. It has few first language speakers, but is used as a lingua franca by many Nigerians.

Somewhat unusually for a pidgin language, it has got a written version.[1][2]

Nigerian Pidgin is mostly used in informal conversations. It has no status as an official language. Nigerian Standard English is used in politics, the internet and some television programs.

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  1. "IFRA Nigeria – Naija Languej Akedemi". Archived from the original on 2019-02-10. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  2. Esizimetor, D. O. (2009). What Orthography for Naijá? Paper delivered at the Conference on Naijá organised by the Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique (IFRA), July 07-10, 2009, University of Ibadan Conference Centre.

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