Nigeria was colonized by the British.
The official language spoken and accepted in Nigeria is the English language.
Nigeria’s developed an adaptation of the English language to be able to communicate effectively and they named it Pidgin English.
Yoruba is the language of the locals in the southwestern part of the country that is made up of seven states in Nigeria.
1 - Oyo
2 - Ogun
3 - Ondo
4 - Oshun
5 - Ekiti
6 - Kwara
7 - Lagos
The Igbo language is also a popular language that you will find among the southeastern states in Nigeria.
The language is spoken in Ebonyi; Enugu; Abia; Anambra and Imo states.
The Hausa language is also one of the major languages that are spoken in the northern part of the country.
This tribe has used their long hold in power to popularize their language among the expanse called Nigeria.
The Fulanis of Nigeria represent the Fulfulde speaking tribe of Nigeria.
They have also used their access to power at the center to push forward the visibility of their language.
The Kanuri language can be reckoned as one of the major languages of Nigeria with well over 3 million locals who speak the language.
The language is also spoken in neighboring countries of Niger, Chad, and Cameroun.
The Ijaw language represents a strong force to be reckoned with in the south of the country.
The Ijaw people are known for their agitation for compensation from oil companies that are exploiting crude oil on their soil.
They can be found in Benue state and they are known for their exploits in farming.
This tribe represents the food basket of the nation.
The official data records that there are more than 527 languages originally spoken in Nigeria.
Nigeria is among the top 6 countries with hundreds of languages.
Other living languages are Ibibio, Edo, Urhobo, Isoko, Idoma, Igala, Efik, and Nupe.