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These Nigerian English and Pidgin Words Have Been Added to the Oxford Dictionary

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Like many English speaking societies Nigeria has, over time, crafted its own unique Nigerian English and Pidgin words – new phrases that has gradually sunk into daily use and communication.

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) seems to have acknowledged the importance and relevance of these Nigerian English words in everyday communication as it has added about 29 of them to the English dictionary.

In its release notes announcing new updates, the dictionary states that the majority of these new additions are either borrowings from Nigerian languages, or unique Nigerian coinages that have only begun to be used in English in the second half of the twentieth century, mostly in the 1970s and 1980s.

The dictionary talked about interesting Nigerian English word such as buka (bukateria), danfo, k-leg etc.

See below a list of the new Nigerian English words and senses added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) in this update;

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