Nigerian Standard English

Nigerian Standard English

Nigerian Standard English, or simply Nigerian English is a form of English spoken in Nigeria.[1] It is most commonly spoken in urban areas, particularly in Lagos. It is based on British English. Although, in recent years because of increasing contact between the United States, some words of American English origins have made it into Nigerian English. Nigerian Pidgin, a Pidgin derived from English, is more used in informal conversations than Nigerian English, although Nigerian Standard English is used in politics, the media, and other official uses.


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