oxford dictionary nigerian words
Good news Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has actually presented 29 Nigerian words and expressions in the January updates to its glossary.
Although OED’s World English editor, Danica Salazar, revealed this in a post recently, the news of the current addition went viral just recently.
She stated, “The bulk of these brand-new additions are either loanings from Nigerian languages or special Nigerian coinages that have actually just started to be utilized in English in the 2nd half of the twentieth century, primarily in the 1970 s and 1980 s.
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See the full list of the brand-new entries and their particular significances listed below:.
- 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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