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What Is Nigerian Pidgin Language Alphabet (NPLA)?

What is Nigerian Pidgin Language Alphabet (NPLA)?

Good question.

Let me answer it by telling you what Nigerian Pidgin Language Alphabet (NPLA) is not.

It is not the English Alphabet. Nigerian Pidgin alphabet is like the alphabet of many Nigerian languages but not exactly like them.

The alphabet is also similar to Cameroon Pidgin alphabet which has been used to translate the New Testament of the Bible. The Cameroon Pidgin New Testament has been published.

Now let's get to what Nigerian Pidgin Language Alphabet (NPLA) is…

The alphabet of Nigerian Pidgin Language is unique to the language. NPL Alphabet is the language’s alphabet as was standardized during a workshop Mercy Christian Ministry International held with some experts in February 2003 at University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Based on the decision reached during the meeting, the following are important things you need to take note of concerning NPL Alphabet…

1. Nigerian Pidgin Alphabet stands on its own as a distinct language. Its alphabet is different from other alphabets.

2. Writing and spelling NPL words differ from the way English words are written and spelt.

3. Do you want to read and write NPL correctly? Then stick to the standardized way experts say is the correct way to do so.

What’s that correct way? Here it is…

How You Are To Write Nigerian Pidgin Language Words

Nigerian Pidgin Language (NPL) has (29) letters in its alphabet.

You can either write the language using capital or small letters.

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Capital

Small

As in

A

a

Ansa

ansa

B

b

Bẹg

bẹg

Ch

ch

Chia

chia

D

d

Dọg

dọg

E

e

Ej

ej

g

g

F

f

Fain

fain

G

g

Gud

gud

H

h

Hẹvun

hẹvun

I

i

Insaid

insaid

J

j

Jam

jam

K

k

King

king

Kp

kp

Kpatakpata

kpatakpata

L

l

Land

land

M

m

Man

man

N

n

Nem

nem

O

o

Opun

opun

krọ

krọ

P

p

Papa

papa

R

r

Rod

rod

S

s

Sidọn

sidọn

Sh

sh

Shu

shu

T

t

Tek

tek

U

u

Una

una

V

v

Vẹks

vẹks

W

w

Wuman

wuman

Y

y

Yam

yam

Z

z

Zink

zink

-

zh

-

mẹzh

Study how to write NPL alphabet and words using the language’s alphabet above. Once you understand the alphabet and how to use it, you can click here to read about the Nigerian Pidgin Language Primer (NPLP).

NPLP is a primer that is used for teaching non-literate adults who speak Nigerian Pidgin how to read and write in the language.

Click here to download Nigerian Pidgin Primer Book 1 titled “Mek Wi Rid Naijiria Pijin” and here to download Book 2

You need adobe reader to read the primer.

So Click Here to Download ADOBE READER

You can also click here to start reading Nigerian Pidgin Language New Testament.

Don’t worry. You will not find it difficult to read NPL New Testament. Just study the NPL alphabet and the primer and you will be on your way to fluently read and understand NPL New Testament.

What Is It You Can Use Nigerian Pidgin Language Alphabet and Orthography to Write?

Do you think you can write in Nigerian Pidgin Language (NPL)?

Study the alphabet and orthography above and use them to write a short Bible story or any other thing you like.

For example, try to translate our Lord's prayer in NPL or write a testimony in NPL.

Start writing your story now in the space provided below.

Yes! It's that easy.

What Is It You Can Use Nigerian Pidgin Language Alphabet and Orthography to Write?

Do you think you can write in Nigerian Pidgin Language (NPL)? Study the alphabet and orthography above and use them to write a short Bible story or any other thing you like. For example, try to translate our Lord's prayer in NPL or write a testimony in NPL. Start writing your story now in the space provided below. Yes! It's that easy.

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