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Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by Amberon11: 11:00pm On Jul 20
Bovi is urhobo na!
erico2k2:

Basket Mouth nah Igbo,Bovi too
Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by Albinoflash(m): 11:04pm On Jul 20
1Sharon:



Did I call ur spoken English into question? Why are you bringing that up?

Is knowing the rules of grammar something so exclusive? Lawd. So pathetic
sisi wating be d koko here make man of God pour holy water make coast for clear,i no like see 2 agbas dey zuzu around 4 man of God thread like fowo when pikin dem don underline xmas

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Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by 1Sharon(f): 11:06pm On Jul 20
Albinoflash:
sisi wating be d koko here make man of God pour holy water make coast for clear,i no like see 2 agbas dey zuzu around 4 man of God thread like fowo when pikin dem don underline xmas

Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by Amberon11: 11:09pm On Jul 20
You keep repeating this sh!t and it's not true.

My parents usually have this social gathering where my tribesmen meet once every month. Nobody and I mean nobody dares speak any language that is not urhobo otherwise that person incures a fine.

In my village and in most towns and cities occupied by urhobos, urhobo remains the first language that is predominantly spoken. I personally am not very fluent at my language and that is because I didn't grow up among my people. And whenever I meet relatives they laugh and mock me for not being fluent at my language.

That is the situation of things.
1Sharon:


Even when ur with ur tribesmen, u still prefer to speak pidgin
Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by erico2k2(m): 11:22pm On Jul 20
BrownRoofRep:

Who cares about your rubbish and ESUT nonsense?
Anambra has minimal pidgin English, unless you are a Hausa or Yoruba (with visible tribal marks), the first language you will receive anywhere in Anambra is Igbo. This does not mean they are not fluent in pidgin English.

All other nonsense you wrote is empty rants from someone writing with he has no clue.
ahahaha Ur case get as E B,I nor fit help U>Pidgin U no understand, English too U still nor fit comprehend mayB I need speak Igbo!
Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by 1Sharon(f): 11:23pm On Jul 20
emmyid:


Hey Miss, you need some chill pills, strop trolling already. In the South, pidgin is our Lingua Franca. I see many guys trying to put you through and make you understand, but you are bent on arguing blindly. You just too shallow minded and daft!

You know how many foreign girls love me because of my pidgin, you know how South African girls would always want me to teach them pidgin? Hey! I'm pidgin; I'm proudly Naija.

Jamaica is popular today because of her distinct form of English called Patois.... Pidgin can also put Nigeria on the map some day. From your comment, I could tell you know nothing about the World and its people.

Hey Miss, you need some chill pills, strop trolling already. In the South, pidgin is our Lingua Franca. I see many guys trying to put you through and make you understand, but you are bent on arguing blindly. You just too shallow minded and daft!

You know how many foreign girls love me because of my pidgin, you know how South African girls would always want me to teach them pidgin? Hey! I'm pidgin; I'm proudly Naija.

Jamaica is popular today because of her distinct form of English called Patois.... Pidgin can also put Nigeria on the map some day. From your comment, I could tell you know nothing about the World and its people.

You know so much about the world yet you say Jamaicans are popular cos of patwa?
Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by erico2k2(m): 11:27pm On Jul 20
BrownRoofRep:

Who cares about your rubbish and ESUT nonsense?
Anambra has minimal pidgin English, unless you are a Hausa or Yoruba (with visible tribal marks), the first language you will receive anywhere in Anambra is Igbo. This does not mean they are not fluent in pidgin English.

All other nonsense you wrote is empty rants from someone writing with he has no clue.
Anambra fluent in pidgin English, Plz stop talking from ur backside, dat Yoruba Yoruba pidgin Una dey speak for Anambra? just look at yourself you cannot even write a simple sentence in pidgin and U dey here dey run your mouth guy bend .
Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by erico2k2(m): 11:31pm On Jul 20
Amberon11:
Me grin
Do you understand what the Old spoken English is
Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by WeedSeller(m): 11:32pm On Jul 20
BiafranBushBoy:
pidgin isn't good!

It destroys your proficiency in English. Should be utilized while typing? ... pretty cool

Spoken? should not be used at all unless you've run out of options.

Am a victim.
I unconsciously code switch to pidgin while speaking in a official meeting which is becoming embarrassing.
Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by OfficialSam(m): 11:38pm On Jul 20
[quote author=fratermathy post=69548469]Akwa Ibom nor follow at all for this matter. Na only Ibibio and good English dem dey yarn here. Dey nor sabi catapult pidgin at all. Even the small ones wey open eye for the matter sef nor sabi am wella. Their pidgin dey sound like good English mixed with Ibibio.

As for Anambra, na Igbo dey reign for there. Pidgin nor too follow. Na only for Onitsha dem dey speak small pidgin based on Asaba influence and based on say strangers boku for there. So Onitsha nor too follow up. Even Asaba sef, na Waffarians dey spoil that town. Normally, na Igbo dem dey yarn but Waffi boys don change am follow them. Some Asaba people don even get Warri tongue now sef.

For Bayelsa matter ehn, Yenagoa na correct pidgin area. The people wey get the town na Epie/Atissa dem dey speak normally but Izon people and Ogbia people plenty for the cabal so na pidgin naim dem take dey control their matters for there.

As for Cross River, na Ogoja/Ikom/Obudu people get am. Their langua for there na konk one. Nor play o. If original Ikom man yarn pidgin for you, your head go roll like ludo seed.

Highest pidgin sha na Warri. Area! [/quote

Scome! You say Akwa Ibom no sabi wetin?
Your fada yansh for dia grin
Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by erico2k2(m): 11:38pm On Jul 20
WeedSeller:

Am a victim.
I unconsciously code switch to pidgin while speaking in a official meeting which is becoming embarrassing.
U should know when to switch off,English people speak broken English on a daily basis, they only speak what we call Proper in a formal conversation or setting.The ones who are properly Educated and come from well educated homes speak posh English full of grammer.
Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by justdollars: 2:25am On Jul 21
Effa full here nah. Misbehave well o
Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by BrownRoofRep: 7:00am On Jul 21
erico2k2:

Anambra fluent in pidgin English, Plz stop talking from ur backside, dat Yoruba Yoruba pidgin Una dey speak for Anambra? just look at yourself you cannot even write a simple sentence in pidgin and U dey here dey run your mouth guy bend .
Yulk!
A new language - Yoruba pidgin English!
You can see for yourself how confused you are?
I know from onset that you "gat" nothing meaningful to say. Look from outside and laugh at yourself.

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Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by liberalchick(f): 7:12am On Jul 21
Nice one! OP

However, the list should have been in cities/towns not state. After Lagos and Abuja, the remaining eight should be Niger/Delta states lol. In the east, they ONLY speak pidgin to you if you are not a local and the pidgin is heavily accented. However in Niger Delta, pidgin is our official language o we have no choice if not we won’t be able to communicate, in ONE state alone, there are a million languages unlike other regions where they only have to worry about dialects/accent. Infact, they are even united with one language across multiple states.
Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by rukygold001(f): 7:15am On Jul 21
Na condition na make cray fish bend, op abeg your teeth complete, where all my waffy brothers
Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by erico2k2(m): 7:43am On Jul 21
BrownRoofRep:

Yulk!
A new language - Yoruba pidgin English!
You can see for yourself how confused you are?
I know from onset that you "gat" nothing meaningful to say. Look from outside and laugh at yourself.
If U checked it was edited by the bolt, it was meant to be Mgbati* mgbati pidgin grin grin grin grin,fact remains U still cant write nothing in pidgin guy go play with sand U B learner
Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by kurajordan(m): 9:23am On Jul 21
Abeycity93:
Ekpan, Refinery rd
Make sense
Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by Sinistami(m): 9:49am On Jul 21
emmyid:


Young man.. You are intelligent. The girl 1sharon girl the provoke me with her comments. She doesn't even know the etymology and evolution of the world major languages. I grew up in a pidgin speaking home, I know my language and will outshine her in English. Because I know the rules of Grammar. Be it prescriptive or descriptive grammar, I've got the English syntax on my finger tips. Yet, I'm a proud speaker of Pidgin.

Thanks Bross. She just doesn't get it. I too grew up in a pidgin Home typical lower middle Class Yenagoa family. I know it's bad but me and my siblings no sabi speak Epie or Engenne or even Izon Bayelsa languages. But I see it as a sacrifice we have to make to stop all this Tribalism and builed this great Nation of ours and my dear Bayelsa and Nigerdelta.

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Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by gevans(m): 9:49am On Jul 21
abi confirm Warri, I rep Iyara, Ovwian, Effurun, Enerhen, Esisi etc.

God Bless Warri God Bless Nigeria
Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by gevans(m): 9:56am On Jul 21
1Sharon:


You know so much about the world yet you say Jamaicans are popular cos of patwa?

Babe relax
Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by emmyid(m): 11:31am On Jul 21
gevans:


Babe relax


I no gree reply her when I notice say her yarns no make brains. She na wannabe Aje

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Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by UfuomaUN(m): 11:50am On Jul 21
1Sharon:


Even when ur with ur tribesmen, u still prefer to speak pidgin

We no dey like una people wey dey speak language give even stranger come dey expect am to follow up! I tire for una

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Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by gevans(m): 12:47pm On Jul 21
emmyid:



I no gree reply her when I notice say her yarns no make brains. She na wannabe Aje

smiles
Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by gevans(m): 12:54pm On Jul 21
Shortyy:
??
Smiles, thanks for your response. Hope say u dey yan in PE
Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by Nowenuse: 1:19pm On Jul 21
1Sharon:


Pidgin ain't a proper language mate

Do you know that Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese etc evolved as Pidgin languages of Latin?
Today these languages are standard official world languages, while Latin has has become obsolete?

So many official languages of various countries today evolved as Pidgin languages. Then later become Creoles.

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Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by Nowenuse: 1:27pm On Jul 21
1Sharon:


I also know a few ppl from the same ethnic group in delta and they still choose to speak pidgin over their language. So all you all you wrote are excuses and you are being dishonest

People from the same non hausa ethnic groups in the north still choose to speak Hausa to themselves sometimes because it has become the lingua franca over there and many are already abandoning their languages.
As long as you are from a smaller ethnic group, it is difficult to retain your language due to the smaller geographic spread of your language.
The average yoruba person in Ibadan meets mostly yoruba people on a daily basis, compared to the average Urhobo person in Warri, Ughelli or even Sapele who meets with people of many different ethnic groups on a daily basis.

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Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by Sinistami(m): 2:00pm On Jul 21
Nowenuse:


Do you know that Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese etc evolved as Pidgin languages of Latin?
Today these languages are standard official world languages, while Latin has has become obsolete?

So many official languages of various countries today evolved as Pidgin languages. Then later become Creoles.



That's what I've been trying to tell her

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Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by elizabeth147(f): 11:23pm On Jul 21
Wetin Akwaibom Do Una
Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by Sinistami(m): 6:57pm On Jul 22
Before this thread go loss for good Mah first Follo mah Delta Brothers Shout out giv Ma Yentown Peeps.
ShOut OuT give my Niggies Dem Foh Amarata Ebis street to Ompadec Imgbi road Azikoro road I de hail o. Down Yenagoa water side Swali Water side Obele Niggaz Ha e de bi na. Saint Peters Wida Una. Shout out to My boyz Fo Osiri Okaka Amassoma. My Aboki friends for Arintalin My Yoruba Niggies for Toodla Road to Erepa road. My Urhobo friends for Inside Ebis. Wida Una. I Trowey Twale give Una catch or no catch Im no consign me anyway Kpai-Kpai gats jump if e no jump Ogoro go jump kom chop am. Aboi gats Jass out Signing off.

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Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by Sinistami(m): 11:24pm On Aug 31
Na was o
Re: 10 States In Nigeria Where Pidgin-English Is Most Spoken (written In Pidgin) by gpwinnie: 11:16am On Nov 07
Omo boy u enter class sha, who nor go nor know. based on my own observation enh, I feel say Na only 6 states enter for d matter, all dos kogi, cross river, Anambra and akwa ibom things nor enter at all. Omo! Ajah Na d new Ajegunle now for lasgidi. when I dey unilag way back, men dey give me free wack based on my langua. You know how many Malawi I wear for for d matter based on d wafi pigin? Omo leave that tin. I enter UK, me and my guys con dey speak strong wafi pigin for club Na so all d oyile begin wet real matter ooo I hail.

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