Nigerian Pidgin Language Primer (NPLP) is an educational primer which our ministry - Mercy Christian Ministry International (MCMI) primarily uses in teaching non-literate adult speakers of Nigerian Pidgin Language how to read and write in the language.
Nigerian Pidgin Language is an important and popular Nigerian language. Over 75 million people are second language speakers of the language in Nigeria, while 2 to 3 million people are first language speakers.
You need to understand and speak Nigerian Pidgin for you to be able to fully grasp how things are at various levels of Nigerian society.
As we said earlier, MCMI primarily uses NPLP to teach non-literate adult speakers of Nigerian Pidgin how to read and write in Nigerian Pidgin.
This is by using the standardized way of writing and spelling Nigerian Pidgin words. (click here to study NPL alphabet and how to write NPL words).
MCMI’s goal is that after these adults learn how to read and write in Nigerian Pidgin, they would be able to read the upcoming Nigerian Pidgin Bible which MCMI has translated and will soon publish.
They will also be able to read other Nigerian Pidgin (NP) literature which MCMI and others will publish.
In 1989, the Lord told Apostle Roy Okonkwo - the president of Mercy Christian Ministry International - to start the translation of the Holy Bible into Nigerian Pidgin Language.
MCMI completed the first draft of the translation from Genesis to Revelation. The ministry revised and polished its translation of the New Testament into Nigerian Pidgin. It is ready for publication.
The progress made in the translation work made it necessary that MCMI should produce a Nigerian Pidgin Primer. This Primer would help non-literate adult pidgin speakers and other people learn how to read and write in NP.
In 2007, Mercy Christian Ministry International (MCMI) contacted Literacy & Evangelism International (LEI) concerning the construction of the Nigerian Pidgin Language Primer (NPLP).
Who are Literacy & Evangelism International (LEI)?
LEI is a missionary fellowship with its headquarters in Tulsa Oklahoma, USA.
The organization helps in the construction of primers in various languages.
The primers are used in teaching non-literate adults how to read and write in the languages so that speakers of the languages would be able to read God’s Word in those languages.
MCMi, together with LEI constructed the Nigeria Pidgin Language (NPL) Primer in November 2007 at Arochuku, Abia State, Nigeria.
The NPL primer has been published and MCMI will, first of all, use it to train tutors. The tutors will train non-literate adults on how to read and write in Nigeria Pidgin.
MCMI will carry out Tutor Training Workshops for this purpose in various parts of Nigeria.The ministry will also do so in other parts of the world where there are needs to teach people how to read and write in the language. It will furthermore teach various groups how to read and write in Nigerian pidgin.
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We need your financial support and we invite you to partner with us in other areas so that we can be able to…
• Print more Nigerian Pidgin Language primers
• Organize Nigerian Pidgin Primer Tutor Training Workshop and other Nigerian Pidgin training workshops
• Continue the Nigerian Pidgin Language (NPL) Bible translation project
• Publish and distribute NPL Bible free of charge
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Mercy Christian Ministry International,
P.O. Box 431 Hernando, Florida 34441, U.S.A.Email:
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