The world’s fastest-selling dictionary publisher Oxford has included some of Nigerian English words into the newly revised edition of its dictionary.
This was made known via a blog post on Oxford dictionary’s website, specifying that 29 Nigerian words are now in the Dictionary’s January update. Oxford dictionary explained in the blog post that many of these words were borrowed from other languages while others are coinages.
“The majority of these new additions are either borrowings from Nigerian languages or unique Nigerian coinages that have only begun to be used in English in the second half of the twentieth century, mostly in the 1970s and 1980s,” part of the post reads.Read also: “Sex And Love Are Not On The Same Page Even In The Dictionary”, Dayo Amusa’s Views On Sex Is So Thought-Provoking
Other words that are added include Next tomorrow, Chop chop, Danfo, Agric, Barbing salon, Bukateria, K-Leg, Mama Put and OkadaPhotos Credit: Getty