Redefining The African Languages…


Welcome to AFRO PIDGIN

A pidgin or pidgin language, is a grammatically simplified means of linguistic communication that develops between two or more groups that do not have a language in common: typically, a mixture of simplified languages or a simplified primary language with other languages’ elements included. It is most commonly employed in situations such as trade, or where both groups speak languages different from the language of the country in which they reside (but where there is no common language between the groups).

A pidgin may be built from words, sounds, or body language from multiple other languages and cultures.There are variations of Pidgin spoken across West Africa, in countries such as Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon. Each country with close to 200 or more ethnic groups can converse in the language, though they usually have their own additional words.

AFRO PIDGIN (pronounced as Afropeegin) tends to connect these variations of pidgin built from phrases, words, sounds from multiple other languages and cultures, and other similar slangs from all African countries into one that can be learn and adopted by one and all Africans. AFRO PIDGIN is a western language-based pidgin and indigenous languages spoken as a lingua franca.

Examples; Abeg, Chale, Akata, Dei, Dem, Mos Etc

Phrases like

You dey come abi?

MeaningYou are coming right?, Origin; Nigerian.

a go was-am (I go wash am)

Meaning; I will wash it (I’ll wash it), Origin: Cameroon.

Chalé wasop?

MeaningMy friend what’s up?, Origin; Ghana.


To add your own words and phrases click here.