Okada, Danfo, Other 25 Nigerian Pidgin Added To The Oxford Dictionary.

‘.. Naija no dey carry last..’ of their most popular phrase in the pidgin language.

Nigerian, through their music and other world class records, have now gotten their position sealed in one of the world’s best selling book, Oxford Dictionary.

They have forced the world to recognised their means of communication which is their own shortened way of communicating in English Language.

In the latest update of oxford dictionary, 29 slangs have been updated according to a blog post on the dictionary’s website. They showed some as original and others as borrowed:

This is a list of the Nigerian words added to the updated Oxford English Dictionary:

Agric, adj. & n.

Barbing salon, n.

Buka, n.

Bukateria, n.

Chop, v./6

Chop-chop, n./2

Danfo, n.

To eat money, in eat, v.

Ember months, n.

Flag-off, n.

To flag off in flag, v.

Gist, n./3

Gist, v./2

Guber, adj.

Kannywood, n.

K-leg, n.

Mama put, n.

Next tomorrow, n. & adv.

Non-indigene, adj. & n.

Okada, n.

To put to bed, in put, v.

Qualitative, adj.

To rub minds (together) in rub, v./1

Sef, adv.

Send-forth, n.

Severally, adv.

Tokunbo, adj.

Zone, v.

Zoning, n.

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