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5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by yutsuf(m): 6:19am On Aug 12, 2016
Installmentally
This doesn’t exist anywhere else except only in Nigeria. If you doubt this, just search “Installmentally” on google and watch only Nigerian sites pop up.


Night-Vigil
This is another one I don’t understand. Does anyone ever hold a vigil during the day?


Cunny
This is not meant as a euphemism for the female body part. When Nigerians say this word, they mean “cunning”. How is that for a giant leap forward?


Disvirgin
How hard is it to say deflowered? It must be extremely difficult because even health professionals and newsmen use this absurd word that doesn’t exist.


Wake Keeping (Wake keep)
Nigerians have not only made the old European custom of watching over a corpse till it’s buried (called a wake) theirs, they have actually renamed it. Please, there is no such phrase as “wake keep” or even “wake keeping”.

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by zeal22(m): 6:25am On Aug 12, 2016
Nice

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by horlamelekan(m): 6:26am On Aug 12, 2016
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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by Oche211(m): 6:35am On Aug 12, 2016
These are what makes us Nigerians biko.

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by DannyJ19(m): 6:37am On Aug 12, 2016
Shior

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by veekid(m): 6:40am On Aug 12, 2016
Op sorry o, which school are you working for?
Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by SirElaw(m): 6:40am On Aug 12, 2016
When you see a word you use frequently


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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by ikombe: 6:40am On Aug 12, 2016
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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by Godswillnwaoma(m): 6:40am On Aug 12, 2016
You forgot to add motorable.

Sentence: Owerri-port Harcourt road is now motorable. Meaning the road is now in good condition.

You forgot to add boys-quarter.

Sentence: The man live in boys-quarter.

You forgot to add jambite.

Sentence: My younger sister is now a jambite. Meaning, she has applied for jamb examination.


And many more.
Nigeria is really a great country but our leaders no agree make we enjoy am.

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by UmmKhalifah(f): 6:40am On Aug 12, 2016
Nigerians

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by Lanceslot(m): 6:41am On Aug 12, 2016
Ok
Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by Skryptchex(m): 6:41am On Aug 12, 2016
So, what is wrong If Nigerians start saying there own english??

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by hakunajay(m): 6:42am On Aug 12, 2016
Yeah that's Nigerian English. It mustn't be found in the dictionary, Nigerians do not write the dictionary. You'll find it in Nigerian dictionary... grin

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by Nobody: 6:43am On Aug 12, 2016
Let me come and be going

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by tdayof(m): 6:43am On Aug 12, 2016
Night vigil isnt a word used by Nigerians alone.

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by kulrunsman79(m): 6:43am On Aug 12, 2016
English language is dynamic, so if Nigeria adds to its growth e no bad.

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by Dilidee(m): 6:43am On Aug 12, 2016
So instead of 'wake keep' what should b used.

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by Nobody: 6:44am On Aug 12, 2016
we have Nigerian english just like saying short knicker instead of shorts, its no biggie as long as you and i understand ourselves

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by dhsfbi(m): 6:44am On Aug 12, 2016
Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by Gkemz(m): 6:44am On Aug 12, 2016
We know but sometimes we decide to use them because its generally accepted just as the correct words may sound wrong to some people's hearing

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by chiscodedon(m): 6:44am On Aug 12, 2016
English made in Nigeria

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by nuelzz04(m): 6:45am On Aug 12, 2016
No word is wrong .....when an authority uses it, it will b dictionarilized grin

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by anelen(m): 6:45am On Aug 12, 2016
Is english our language?

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by cheekyleggy: 6:45am On Aug 12, 2016
You should worry more about your grammatical blunder. 5 words Nigerians use that don't exist in the dictionary. Not doesn't.

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by Sweetcollins: 6:45am On Aug 12, 2016
Check Igbo dictionary too



Engli-Igbo makeri nnukwu sense (IGbotic mixture)
Just legodi:
1-->SENDiaram airtime
2-->HELPutum juo ya
3-->SITigodi down
4-->STANDigodi up
5-->SHIFTuoro m
6-->Ha eCLOSEzula the shop
7-->I na eDISTURB m biko or eDISTURBzilam biko
8-->CHECKie m in next five minutes
9-->I REACHie gi agwam
10-->Achorom I ENTERgodi bike
11-->Ihe I na eSPEAKi sef
12-->akam na eTHINKi ya
13-->A dim BUSY kita, a gam aCALLugi back
14-->after anyi eDISCUSSuo ya
15-->eGIVEkwana up
16-->TAKEie time gi
17-->chere kam PARKia motor m
18-->achorom iga WATCHia match
19-->SETTLuom biko
20-->STARTia the gen
ADDia your own
Lolz

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by IDmina10: 6:46am On Aug 12, 2016
grin grin
Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by abiolag(m): 6:46am On Aug 12, 2016
hakunajay:
Yeah that's Nigerian English. It mustn't be found in the dictionary, Nigerians do not write the dictionary. You'll find it in Nigerian dictionary... grin
Confirmento. Notin wrong if we av our own dictionary grin

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by CharlieMaria(m): 6:47am On Aug 12, 2016
Op i will comment when i wake up. I went for night vigil

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by koolguy88(m): 6:47am On Aug 12, 2016
go-slow is another Nigeria word used instead of high traffic or traffic jam grin
Naija is very interesting

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by cole265(m): 6:48am On Aug 12, 2016
Skryptchex:
So, what is wrong If Nigerians start saying there own english??

Abi o

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by Provie(m): 6:48am On Aug 12, 2016
Op tell us what to call Harmattan, our best weather that Oyibo does not know about.

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Re: 5 Words Nigerians Use That Doesn't Actually Exist In The Dictionary by PreciousRahl(m): 6:48am On Aug 12, 2016
Skryptchex:
So, what is wrong If Nigerians start saying there own english??

*their cheesy

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