‘Okada’, ‘Kannywood’, 27 other Nigerian words added to Oxford Dictionaries

- Advertisement -

Must Read

Jose Mourinho explains reasons behind Frank Lampard touchline row

Jose Mourinho has opened up on the reasons behind his amazing touchline spat with Frank Lampard during Tottenham's win over Chelsea....

Chelsea transfer roundup as Frank Lampard makes Ruben Loftus-Cheek decision

Frank Lampard has confirmed Ruben Loftus-Cheek is set for a loan exit. The Chelsea boss has admitted midfielder...

Lionel Messi issues final Barcelona statement regarding his future and addresses fans

Lionel Messi has called an end to his war with Barcelona after addressing fans to say he always had the...

Jose Mourinho discusses Eric Dier’s toilet break and touchline tussle with Frank Lampard

Jose Mourinho claimed Eric Dier is “inhuman” after his bizarre toilet break during Tottenam’s dramatic penalty shoot-pit victory. Dier had to...
- Advertisement -


A total of 29 Nigerian words and expressions have been included in the Oxford English Dictionary January updates.

They include, ‘Ember Month’, ‘Danfo’, ‘Non-indigene’, ‘Guber’, ‘Tokunbo’, ‘MamaPut’, ‘Kannywood’ and ‘Next Tomorrow’.

Kannywood, which refers to the film industry in northern Nigeria, is believed to be the youngest expression on the list.

Another new entry on the list is ‘Next tomorrow’. The expression is regarded as the oldest among the over 25 uniquely Nigerian words/expressions.

According to OED, ‘Next Tomorrow’ was first used in written English as a noun in 1953, and as an adverb in 1964.

READ ALSO: WAEC Releases Results: 65% fail to score five credits with Maths, English

Others words like ‘Buka,’ ‘Bukateria’ and ‘Severally’ also made the cut.

On its website, the OED editors noted that they have been expanding their representation of written and spoken pronunciations from an increasing number of global varieties of English since 2016.

“This was the perfect opportunity for OED’s pronunciation team to add a West African English model to our World English coverage, bringing our current total to fifteen,” their statement read.

It also noted the key source for the West African English model, was Ulrike Gut, who has worked extensively on Nigerian English. They also acknowledged the contribution of consultant, Kingsley Ugwuanyi.

The full list of the new entries are highlighted 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.

The full list is available on the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) website.

OED publishes four updates a year. The next update will be added to the dictionary in March 2020.


Advertisement

PT Mag Campaign AD





Source link

Comments

0 comments

- Advertisement -

Latest Update

MAD Lions eliminated from worlds in historic upset by SuperMassive

League of Legends European Championship fourth seed MAD Lions were eliminated from the 2020 world championship on Tuesday by Turkish Championship League underdog...

Gary Neville slams Man Utd’s “appalling” transfer business and demands three new signings

Gary Neville has taken aim at Manchester United's transfer business - branding their summer efforts "appalling". Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate...
- Advertisement -

More Post Like This

Comments

0 comments