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Language & Phrasebook in Nigeria

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English is the official language of Nigeria. That may seem comforting, but Nigerian English may be very different. Most Nigerians use pidgin English, which may differ significantly from standard English owing to the inclusion of local slang and accent.

Consider American Creoles in the Louisiana area, or the exaggerated (but well-known) Jamaican pidgin English. Understanding Nigerian pidgin English may take some time for the unaccustomed ear, but it is certainly doable, not to mention fascinating, as learning a new language is frequently. Asking questions is the simplest method to overcome any first language barrier. They will not be shy about asking you to explain what you mean or admitting that they do not comprehend an outsider’s specific way of wording. Do not assume that a Nigerian’s failure to respond reflects ignorance. Remember that at first, your English will be as difficult for them to comprehend as theirs will be for you. The static will clear and mutual understanding will begin after you both adapt to a fresh rhythm of English.

In Nigeria, hundreds of African languages are spoken. The three most often spoken are Hausa, Yoruba, and Igbo.

How To Travel To Nigeria

By plane Lagos, Abuja, Kano, and Port Harcourt all have international airports. Arik and Bellview Airlines fly domestically and internationally (to other African nations and London), whereas Aero flies to other African countries. Air Nigeria (formerly known as Virgin Nigeria) has stopped operations. Arik Air currently successfully operates these routes. British Airways...

How To Travel Around Nigeria

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Visa & Passport Requirements for Nigeria

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Destinations in Nigeria

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Accommodation & Hotels in Nigeria

Almost all hotels in Nigeria demand payment before issuing a key. This is true even at the Sheraton and Hilton. Typically, you will be asked to pay 125 percent of the hotel cost, which will be returned when you settle the bill at the end of your stay. If...

Things To See in Nigeria

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Food & Drinks in Nigeria

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Money & Shopping in Nigeria

The naira (symbol:, ISO 4217 code: NGN) is Nigeria's currency. In August 2012, the exchange rate was €1=NGN214. Banknotes are issued in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1,000, and inflation is usually in the double digits. It is recommended that you exchange all of your...

Festivals & Holidays in Nigeria

Public holidays HolidayDateNotesNew Year's Day1 JanuaryCommemorates the beginning of the calendar year.Women's Day8 MarchCommemorates Women's contributions to society internationally.Workers' Day1 MayCommemorates Workers' labor movementinternationally.Children's Day27 MaySchool holiday for Children.Democracy Day29 MayCommemorates the return to Democracy in Nigeria.Independence Day1 OctoberCommemorates the Independence of Nigeria from Britain.Christmas Day25 DecemberChristian holiday commemorating the...

Traditions & Customs in Nigeria

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Internet & Communications in Nigeria

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Culture Of Nigeria

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History Of Nigeria

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Stay Safe & Healthy in Nigeria

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