BBC News Pidgin

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BBC News Pidgin is an online news service in West African Pidgin English that was launched by BBC World Service in 2017.[1][2][3] The news service is based in Lagos, Nigeria.[1]

Pidgin is one of the most widely spoken languages in West Africa (with up to 75 million speakers in Nigeria) but it does not have a standard written form.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "BBC starts Pidgin digital service for West Africa audiences". BBC News. 21 August 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  2. ^ Bradley, Sian (23 August 2017). "Wetin dey happen? The BBC's Pidgin news site is a huge deal". Wired. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  3. ^ de Freytas-Tamura, Kimiko (30 December 2017). "The BBC in Pidgin? People like it well-well". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 February 2018.

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