Barikanchi Pidgin

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Barikanci (Barikanci), or Bastard Hausa derived from the word bariki which means barracks ,[3] is a pidgin of the Hausa language [4] spoken in Nigeria due to the diverse ethnicity of the Nigeria's Army in which majority are from the northern part of the country, which led to Hausa language being the lingua franca and thereby pave way for the pidgin Hausa which is also known as hausan bariki. Principally in military barracks.[5] The language developed in the British Army barracks of northern Nigeria in the first part of the 20th century, and was used as a lingua franca among Nigerians of diverse language backgrounds.[6]

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  1. ^ Barikanci at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Barikanchi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Bede Osaji (1979). Language survey in Nigeria. Centre international de recherche sur le bilinguisme. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  4. ^ Cristiana Fiamingo (2000). L'Africa subsahariana: ambiente, storia, strutture di potere, lingue, popoli, religioni, cronologia, glossario. Edizioni Pendragon. pp. 77–. ISBN 978-88-8342-034-4. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  5. ^ Barbara F. Grimes; Joseph Evans Grimes; Summer Institute of Linguistics (1 November 2000). Ethnologue. SIL International. ISBN 978-1-55671-103-9. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  6. ^ Pidginization and Creolization of Languages. CUP Archive. 1971. pp. 518–. GGKEY:07X8JT2JN9L. Retrieved 17 September 2011.