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What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Nobody: 6:18pm On Feb 09, 2015
What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua Franca?
This question have been registered on my mind for a long period of time.
Quite a number of people told me that it's "pidging". Is dis true? lemme put it this way
-The Indians speak and understand hindi.
-The chinese people speak nd understand chinese lang.
-America & British is ENGLISH as we all know
N/b : Don't tell me Nigeria's own is ENGLISH because that language is a universal language. Or the 3 major lang.(hausa,igbo,yoruba)
Am seriously clueless here.

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Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by esof1(f): 6:41pm On Feb 09, 2015
Nigerian Pidgin na im be our lingua franca.

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Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Nobody: 7:04pm On Feb 09, 2015
esof1:
Nigerian Pidgin na im be our lingua franca.
same tin when other people dey tell me.
Well if u say so
Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by StarFlux: 7:51pm On Feb 09, 2015
Depends on the area, really.

There's no true lingua franca, apart from pidgin. Which in itself is pretty sad. Nigerians are too tribalistic to adapt a specific language for country wide communication, but I suppose using a nearly extinct one could work.

Until then, pidgin dey sound well well for ear.

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Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Nobody: 8:09pm On Feb 09, 2015
StarFlux:

Until then, pidgin dey sound well well for ear.
Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Nobody: 8:09pm On Feb 09, 2015
StarFlux:

Until then, pidgin dey sound well well for ear.
lol!
Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Ajuran: 3:38am On Feb 10, 2015
Thats how all of Africa is except for Somalia(Somali), Ethiopia (Amaharic)
Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Fulaman198(m): 7:06am On Feb 10, 2015
Ajuran:
Thats how all of Africa is except for Somalia(Somali), Ethiopia (Amaharic)

Somalia is an exception although there are Oromos there. However, I have heard that Italian is spoken in some parts of the horn. Where I'm from though, English is hardly spoken the Lingua Francas are Fulfulde and Hausa. Those 2 languages are spoken by most Fulani people in North Eastern Nigeria.

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Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Nobody: 9:29am On Feb 10, 2015
Fulaman198:


Somalia is an exception although there are Oromos there. However, I have heard that Italian is spoken in some parts of the horn. Where I'm from though, English is hardly spoken the Lingua Francas are Fulfulde and Hausa. Those 2 languages are spoken by most Fulani people in North Eastern Nigeria.
U didn't get it right.
D question is : What is a Lingua-Franca?
This is a language that is adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages are different.
What am saying is dat there should be a generally accepted, spoken, and understandable language by all the people residing in that particular country.
Take for example :
All Indians can speak nd understand hindi,
then what about Nigeria?

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Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Fulaman198(m): 2:06pm On Feb 10, 2015
YoungBraniac:

U didn't get it right.
D question is : What is a Lingua-Franca?
This is a language that is adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages are different.
What am saying is dat there should be a generally accepted, spoken, and understandable language by all the people residing in that particular country.
Take for example :
All Indians can speak nd understand hindi,
then what about Nigeria?

All Indians can't speak Hindi though shocked
Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Nobody: 3:18pm On Feb 10, 2015
Fulaman198:


All Indians can't speak Hindi though shocked
But majority of them can

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Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Ajuran: 5:18pm On Feb 10, 2015
Fulaman198:


Somalia is an exception although there are Oromos there. However, I have heard that Italian is spoken in some parts of the horn. Where I'm from though, English is hardly spoken the Lingua Francas are Fulfulde and Hausa. Those 2 languages are spoken by most Fulani people in North Eastern Nigeria.


Italian is spoken by a few hundred people who are old now. But the official language of Somalia is Somali, Arabic is a second language for commercial use since most of our trade is with the middle east and we are part of the arab league. But the Government does all things in Somali.

Same in Ethiopia, their official language is Amharic, same in Eritrea.

How is Somalia an exception?

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Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Fulaman198(m): 8:41pm On Feb 10, 2015
Ajuran:



Italian is spoken by a few hundred people who are old now. But the official language of Somalia is Somali, Arabic is a second language for commercial use since most of our trade is with the middle east and we are part of the arab league. But the Government does all things in Somali.

Same in Ethiopia, their official language is Amharic, same in Eritrea.

How is Somalia an exception?

Eritrea speaks Tigrinya and a few other languages, same with Ethiopia, Amhara isn't the main ethnic group, the Oromos are (Selassie) was an oromo I believe.

Same as with Nigeria. If you go to the Northern part of the country, you mainly hear Hausa being used as the main lingua franca (with different Hausa dialects like Kananci and Sakkwataci). Hardly is English used in the north because we don't have that kind of inferiority complex to bow down to the Brits

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Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by ArtanK(m): 11:13pm On Feb 10, 2015
Fulaman198:


Eritrea speaks Tigrinya and a few other languages, same with Ethiopia, Amhara isn't the main ethnic group, the Oromos are (Selassie) was an oromo I believe.

Eritrea's official language is Tigrigna because that is the mother tongue of nearly 60% of the population. But with regard to Ethiopia, although the the Amhara are not the most numerous ethnic group in Ethiopia, their language is used in formal settings like schools, government, TV, Radio and so forth. Local languages like Oromo, Somali, Tigrigna and etc. are only spoken in their respective regions.

Haile Selassie was Oromo but he acquired his status as a King and Emperor though his father's maternal ancestry (Amhara). Despite being Oromo himself, he still killed thousands of Oromo people and put almost 10 million in concentration camps run by the military. The bastar.d also harboured deep hatred towards Somalis because we sit on 1/3rd of Ethiopia's land mass and we rejected his fake 'Greater Ethiopia' aka Neo-Aksum vision.

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Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Fulaman198(m): 12:19am On Feb 11, 2015
ArtanK:


Eritrea's official language is Tigrigna because that is the mother tongue of nearly 60% of the population. But with regard to Ethiopia, although the the Amhara are not the most numerous ethnic group in Ethiopia, their language is used in formal settings like schools, government, TV, Radio and so forth. Local languages like Oromo, Somali, Tigrigna and etc. are only spoken in their respective regions.

Haile Selassie was Oromo but he acquired his status as a King and Emperor though his father's maternal ancestry (Amhara). Despite being Oromo himself, he still killed thousands of Oromo people and put almost 10 million in concentration camps run by the military. The bastar.d also harboured deep hatred towards Somalis because we sit on 1/3rd of Ethiopia's land mass and we rejected his fake 'Greater Ethiopia' aka Neo-Aksum vision.

Good to know, thanks man

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Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Penssuwa(m): 12:20am On Feb 11, 2015
The lingua franca is Ijaw. plz dnt ask me how
Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Ajuran: 12:58am On Feb 11, 2015
Fulaman198:


Eritrea speaks Tigrinya and a few other languages, same with Ethiopia, Amhara isn't the main ethnic group, the Oromos are (Selassie) was an oromo I believe.

Same as with Nigeria. If you go to the Northern part of the country, you mainly hear Hausa being used as the main lingua franca (with different Hausa dialects like Kananci and Sakkwataci). Hardly is English used in the north because we don't have that kind of inferiority complex to bow down to the Brits


I was talking official language. In Somalia everyone speaks Somali, even the Bantus. Even though they have their own mildly bantu language which borrows many words from SOMALI.

-fyi this is Ajuran's wife, am continuing his legacy while he recovers

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Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Ajuran: 12:59am On Feb 11, 2015
Penssuwa:
The lingua franca is Ijaw. plz dnt ask me how


HOW?
Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Funjosh(m): 3:48am On Feb 11, 2015
Hope Ajuran recover fast sha, please take good care of him o wink

Ajuran:



I was talking official language. In Somalia everyone speaks Somali, even the Bantus. Even though they have their own mildly bantu language which borrows many words from SOMALI.

-fyi this is Ajuran's wife, am continuing his legacy while he recovers
Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Fulaman198(m): 4:42am On Feb 11, 2015
Ajuran:



I was talking official language. In Somalia everyone speaks Somali, even the Bantus. Even though they have their own mildly bantu language which borrows many words from SOMALI.

-fyi this is Ajuran's wife, am continuing his legacy while he recovers

Sure it is cheesy and I am Fulaman198's foot Goddess

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Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Ajuran: 7:07am On Feb 11, 2015
Fulaman198:


Sure it is cheesy and I am Fulaman198's foot Goddess


Please for the sake of Ajuran, can you close down the culture section for 60 seconds in his honor.
Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Nobody: 11:13am On Feb 11, 2015
@penssuwa did u say Ijaw is our Lingua-Franca?
We have 3 major languages in Nigeria, that is languages that have large number of speakers and Ijaw may be 4th or 5th in terms of rating major languages in Nigeria.
There should be a kind of language that bonds all Nigerians together(not english lang.) as this may bring all ethnic groups, and tribes together in love and unity.
We can all partially take pidgin as our Lingua-Franca, because almost all Nigerian citizens are familiar with it.
Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by ArtanK(m): 4:10pm On Feb 11, 2015
Fulaman198:


Good to know, thanks man

You're welcome.

How's it going brother?
Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Fulaman198(m): 4:58pm On Feb 11, 2015
ArtanK:


You're welcome.

How's it going brother?

Doing well brother, it's been a while has it not?
Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Fulaman198(m): 4:59pm On Feb 11, 2015
YoungBraniac:
@penssuwa did u say Ijaw is our Lingua-Franca?
We have 3 major languages in Nigeria, that is languages that have large number of speakers and Ijaw may be 4th or 5th in terms of rating major languages in Nigeria.
There should be a kind of language that bonds all Nigerians together(not english lang.) as this may bring all ethnic groups, and tribes together in love and unity.
We can all partially take pidgin as our Lingua-Franca, because almost all Nigerian citizens are familiar with it.

Ijaw isn't even 4th, my language Fulfulde is
Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by ArtanK(m): 5:18pm On Feb 11, 2015
Fulaman198:


Doing well brother, it's been a while has it not?

Good to hear bro. It has indeed been a while, no one has any time for NL these days.

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Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Fulaman198(m): 7:48pm On Feb 11, 2015
ArtanK:


Good to hear bro. It has indeed been a while, no one has any time for NL these days.

LOL you are completely correct about that.

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Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Nobody: 7:50am On Feb 12, 2015
Fulaman198:


Eritrea speaks Tigrinya and a few other languages, same with Ethiopia, Amhara isn't the main ethnic group, the Oromos are (Selassie) was an oromo I believe.

Same as with Nigeria. If you go to the Northern part of the country, you mainly hear Hausa being used as the main lingua franca (with different Hausa dialects like Kananci and Sakkwataci). Hardly is English used in the north because we don't have that kind of inferiority complex to bow down to the Brits

Lmao, are you serious about the bolded? Your people are simply uneducated that's why.
Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Fulaman198(m): 8:42am On Feb 12, 2015
django1:


Lmao, are you serious about the bolded? Your people are simply uneducated that's why.

So speaking English gauges one's level of intelligence?

Not only are you uneducated and bigoted, but your brain must be ossifying to the state of a true slave.

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Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by StarFlux: 10:08am On Feb 12, 2015
Fulaman198:


So speaking English gauges one's level of intelligence?

Not only are you uneducated and bigoted, but your brain must be ossifying to the state of a true slave.
Na truth be that.

What kind of "educated" person looks down on our native tongues? If you're that educated you should know the value of language and identity.

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Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Nobody: 12:29pm On Feb 12, 2015
Fulaman198:


So speaking English gauges one's level of intelligence?

Not only are you uneducated and bigoted, but your brain must be ossifying to the state of a true slave.

Don't be stupid boy, being uneducated does not mean one isn't intelligent and I never said they were not intelligent (although that is even debatable given the likes of you, boko haramites and marauding herdsmen inhabiting that north east region).
It is a known fact that people in that region have the lowest education standard in the country so it won't surprise anyone if they can't communicate in English, they simply don't understand the language.

Pride is a foolish thing in the face of facts, your people don't go to school hence the term uneducated unless you want to claim islamic education that's none of my business.

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Re: What Language Is Nigeria's Lingua-Franca? by Nobody: 12:36pm On Feb 12, 2015
StarFlux:
Na truth be that.

What kind of "educated" person looks down on our native tongues? If you're that educated you should know the value of language and identity.

What is the truth in the jargons he wrote? I am a Yoruba and I speak both languages fluently does that mean I have "inferiority complex and bow down to the Brits" as fulaman198 says?

It is an insult to suggest that those illiterates in north east are better than the rest of us because they can't speak English.

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