Dr. Jacob Abdullahi
E-BOOK: The First Nigerian People (Second Edition)by: Dr. Jacob Abdullahi
Nigeria is made up of many ethnic groups speaking over 521 different languages. Over Sixty percent of the population lives in the rural areas. Their major occupation is farming.
The official language is English. The Colonial language is more popular in the cities where many ethnic groups from different parts of the country converge for business activities. All institutions study in English although some students may choose to specialize in other local and international languages at the end of their course.
The three major languages spoken in Nigeria today are Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo. These languages are classified: Afro-asiatic, Nilo-Saharan and Kwa group of Niger- Congo. The Hausa inhabit the far North, Yoruba in the Western region and the Igbo in the Eastern region of Nigeria. Others are Urhobo, Ibibio, Fulfude, Tiv, Kanuri, Ijaw, Igala, Edo, Gbagy, Nupe and so on.
Publisher: Winners Diagnostic and Resource Center
Publish Date: 2017
Page Count: 110