Pidgin, Nigerian

Conjugate Verbs

Facts

  • Language: Pidgin, Nigerian
  • Alternate names: NIGERIAN CREOLE ENGLISH, NIGERIAN PIDGIN ENGLISH
  • Language code: pcm
  • Language family: Creole, English Based, Atlantic, Krio
  • Number of speakers:
  • Script:

Introduction

No unified standard. The dialects listed may be very different from each other. Partially intelligible with Krio of Sierra Leone and Cameroon Pidgin. Used in novels, plays, advertising. Increasing in importance and use. It is a creole with native speakers, as well as used as a pidgin between Africans and Europeans, and Africans from different languages. Trade language. Grammar. No unified orthography. Poetry, radio programs, TV. Bible portions 1957.