How Many Languages Are Spoken in Nigeria?

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With approximately 530 languages spoken across Nigeria – 520 of which are indigenous to the country – it is one of the most linguistically diverse places in the world. Due to the varied ethnic makeup of Nigeria, too, these languages come from a range of different language families, including Niger-Congo, Nilo-Saharan, and even Afroasiatic. Still, … Read more

You Do Well: Nigerian Pidgin and the English Language

Last month, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) announced a list of words it was adding to its ranks—including many from Nigerian Standard English for the first time. English is the official language of Nigeria but is only one of 500 spoken in the country. In this post, we’re going to take a look at an … Read more