Barikanchi pidgin

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Barikanchi pidgin, Barikanci, or Bastard Hausa is a pidgin of the Hausa language[2] spoken in Nigeria. Barikanci is used by the Nigerian Armed Forces to ensure clear communication between the linguistically diverse members of the military.

Native toNigeria
Native speakers
Language codes
ISO 639-3bxo

In the Nigerian military, the majority of members are from the northern part of the country. This led to the Hausa language being the lingua franca, paving the way for pidgin Hausa, also known as hausan bariki. 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 linguistic backgrounds.[3]

Being a military language, Barikanci is principally spoken in military barracks[1]—"Barikanci" is derived from the word bariki, which means barracks.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Barikanci at Ethnologue (25th ed., 2022)  
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Pidginization and Creolization of Languages. CUP Archive. 1971. pp. 518–. GGKEY:07X8JT2JN9L. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  4. ^ Bede Osaji (1979). Language survey in Nigeria. Centre international de recherche sur le bilinguisme. Retrieved 17 September 2011.