Nigerian English Kannywood, Danfo, Mama put and K- leg among words added to the Oxford dictionary in latest update

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  • January 22, 2020
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The updated version of the Oxford English Dictionary has some Nigerian colloquial english added.

In the dictionary’s January  update, 29 Nigerian words were added and it was announced in a blog post on the dictionary’s website.

Some of the words added are Barbing Salon, Okada, Mama Put, Agric, Gist, Kannywood, Danfo, K leg, Tokunbo.

A statement from Oxford English Dictionary’s World English Editor, Danica Salazar said ”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,”

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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