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Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after India and China, with more than 90 million of its population under age 18.The country is viewed as a multinational state as it is inhabited by over 500 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups speak over 500 different languages and are identified with a wide variety of cultures. Nigeria is divided roughly in half between Christians, who live mostly in the southern part of the country, and Muslims, who live mostly in the north.

Nigeria became a formally independent federation in 1960. It thereafter alternated between democratically elected civilian governments and military dictatorships until it achieved a stable democracy in 1999, with the 2011 presidential election considered the first to be reasonably free and fair.

With approximately 186 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world.

It is derived from the pidgin version of the the phrase "As you were"; A military term that is the equivalent of "at ease", the opposite of "attention" or "alert" technically any male who has been on a pilgrimage to Mecca, but often used as a title of respect, or as shorthand for a businessman of Northern aspect The alhajis have bought up all the petrol Used ironically to imply a class of crooked businessmen. A groundfruiting plant with spicy seeds still widely used as a condiment but no longer exported to Europe. Kirk-Greene of The vocabulary and determinants of schoolboy slang in Northern Nigeria, Occasional Paper No. Nigerian English is sometimes written, especially in newspapers and magazines.

"Alligator" for "Malagueta" seems to be either a mishearing or a folk-etymology now long-disused coin, originally one-tenth of a penny, but symbolising something of very low value like the English farthing gained additional currency in the early 1990s due a notorious bank-robber nicknamed Lawrence Anini DEDICATION: Nigerian is dedicated to all who aspire to identify and give intellectual content and expression to protect & safeguard the tangible and intangible cultural heritage/ ideas to promote Pigdin Nigerian English dictionary, Naija Lingo, Nigerian Pidgin, Nigerian English such as Dr Roger Blench of academia of the University of Cambridge, England, a British linguistics, anthropology, archaeology & ethnomusicology Prof Herbert S. C Ugorji of Nigerian English Phonology, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang A. Nigerian English is printed regularly in the newspapers and since much of it consists of using Standard English in extended senses spelling is generally not a problem.

It is often considered a t is a combination of Nigerian native languages proper transliterated into "The Queen's Colonial British English", and then some contemporary Americanisms.

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