Toward the beginning of the slave exchange, the Portuguese showed up at the shores of West Africa yet couldn’t communicate with the people.
They urgently required a type of communication for their business and religious reasons.
So they communicated in their language anyway and gradually, African slave dealers started to understand it.
During the seventeenth century, the Nigerian Pidgin English began as the most widely used language for exchange purposes among the Nigerians and the Portuguese dealers.
At the point when the British showed up, many individuals had to communicate in English blended in with Portuguese. This is the way the Pidgin word “pikin” was instituted from the Portuguese word “Pequeno” which signifies “little”.
And also, the Portuguese word for “To know” which is “Saber”, was transformed into “Sabi”.
After the Europeans left, the Pidgin English didn’t go with them, however, it is still the most generally spoken in Nigeria today when contrasted with English.
The utilization of Nigerian Pidgin English was connected to the non-educated before and was seen as a negative mentality by the educated ones.
Today, every Nigerian both youths and old can speak Pidgin English easily with no proper education.
The Pidgin English is additionally progressively famous among the youngsters of Nigeria.
During the battle for Independence, pidgin turned into a “language of opposition and against colonialism”.
Today, 3 to 5 million Nigerians use Pidgin English day by day. It is utilized on most occasions in casual circumstances, and English is being utilized for formal purposes.
Pidgin has additionally been embraced as a broadcast language.
The Pidgin English is the most adequate language in Nigeria, in light of the fact that each region in Nigeria understands it.
It isn’t limited to any region in the country.
Nonetheless, the Nigerian Pidgin English isn’t yet adequately very much created to satisfy every one of the obligations as a public language.
It is additionally broadly used by the diasporic communities in England, Canada and America.