10. Nigerian Pidgin

10. Nigerian Pidgin - Nigerian Pidgin Statistics Nigerian...

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Nigerian Pidgin
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Statistics “Nigerian Pidgin can be considered to be one link in a chain of English-lexifier pidgins and creoles spoken along the coast of West Africa and in African Diaspora communities throughout the Atlantic” Population of Nigeria: 116.9 (UN population estimates in 2000) with a growth rate of 2.9 126.9 million (World Bank estimates in 2000) with a growth rate of 2.4 152,217,341 (CIA World Factbook 2011) Speakers: 79 million (Ihemere 2006) 1 st language speakers: 3-5 million (Ihemere 2006)
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Number of languages in Nigeria: 400 Nigeria Pidgin is the most widely spoken language in Nigeria It is distinguished from Nigerian Standard English by the fact that it is spoken by members of every socioeconomic group, while only those with many years of formal education can claim to speak Standard English with any proficiency.
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Problem with name It is used as a pidgin by traders who restrict its use to trade (e.g. the Yoruba market woman).
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This note was uploaded on 08/19/2011 for the course SSA 4930 taught by Professor Essegbey during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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