Nigeria
Topics: Nigeria, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie / Pages: 6 (1269 words) / Published: Dec 9th, 2013

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Nigeria is a member of both the Commonwealth of Nations, and the African Union.

LANGUAGE
There are hundreds of languages spoken in Nigeria. The official language of Nigeria,English
The languages spoken in Nigeria are said to be 521. The official language is English while the major ones that are spoken are Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba and Fulfulde
We were colonized by the British, obtaining our independence on October 1, 1960.
English was taught in the schools as the official language so that Nigerians could communicate better with England and other world powers. Early in Nigeria's history, English was introduced through trading and the slave trade market. Those that spoke English were Nigerians who were looking for a better way of life.

Religious
: Overall statistics indicate that about 50% of the population are Muslims.
About 40% are Christian and about 10% practice traditional African religions or no religion at all.

Religions in Nigeria (CIA)[101][102]
Religions

Percent

Islam 50.0%
Christianity

40.0%
Traditional beliefs 10.0%

Population
170,123,740

There are actually three categories of Nigerians in the Diaspora. We have the Diaspora “Alumni”, who have lived abroad for several years, attained definite heights in their professional or academic pursuits and chosen to return to Nigeria. They are never fully divested of the vestiges of ‘abroad’.
On the other side of the palisade are the “Substantive” Nigerians in Diaspora, the mainstream Nigerians in Diaspora who live and work abroad, speak all the refined ‘oyinbo’ phonetics, almost lost their dialectical accent, and come home for occasional funerals, marriage of some distant relations they haven’t seen for 35 years and for Christmas every other leap year! Their children hardly speak a word of

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