Oxford Dictionary provides these Nigerian terms: Okada, Danfo, chop-chop, mama-put, K-leg, 25 many others to their dictionary


Oxford English Dictionary has additional 29 Nigerian text and expressions in the January updates to the dictionary from the Nigerian English.

Newswatch stories that “The greater part of these new additions are possibly borrowings from Nigerian languages, or distinctive Nigerian coinages that have only begun to be employed in English in the second fifty percent of the twentieth century, mainly in the 1970s and 1980s,” OED’s Environment English editor Danica Salazar said in a assertion.

‘Next tomorrow,’ is 1 of the new entries into the dictionary. The expression is regarded as the oldest among the in excess of 25 uniquely Nigerian words and phrases/expressions.

According to Salazar, ‘next tomorrrow’ was initially made use of in composed English as a noun in 1953, and as an adverb in 1964.

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Kannywood, which refers to the movie industry in northern Nigeria, is considered the youngest between the good deal.

Many others these types of as ‘buka,’ ‘bukateria’ and ‘severally’ also created the dictionary.

See the entire list of the new entries below:

agric, adj. & n.barbing salon, n.buka, n.bukateria, n.chop, v./6chop-chop, n./2danfo, n.to consume income, in consume, v.ember months, n.flag-off, n.to flag off in flag, v.gist, n./3gist, v./2guber, adj.Kannywood, n.K-leg, n.mama set, n.following tomorrow, n. & adv.non-indigene, adj. & n.okada, n.to place to mattress, in put, v.qualitative, adj.to rub minds (with each other) in rub, v./1sef, adv.ship-forth, n.severally, adv.tokunbo, adj.zone, v.zoning, n.



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