Datapoint Nigerian Pidgin/Language abandonment

Given that a large and growing number of Nigerians depend on Nigerian Pidgin for their daily communication needs, there is no sign of abandonment of the language. Research indicates that Nigerians who speak other Nigerian languages and/or English are able to retain and cultivate fluency in Nigerian Pidgin as well, with little in the way of interference or 'decreolization' (Deuber 2005). The minority of Nigerians who have fluency in English are often some of the most fluent and prolific speakers of Nigerian Pidgin.



Very certain