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Who Actively Uses A Nigerian Language?

Do you actively use a Nigerian language in your everyday lives? Are you proud of the fact that you can speak a Nigerian language or do you prefer English? What do you think of people who can't speak their native tongue? Or people who live abroad and who don't speak their language to their children? Or even Nigerians in Nigeria who have children that only understand English? Do you think people shun their native languages, because English is a more "cultured" or "sophisticated" language?

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We are losing our mentality,language,religion,culture,gbogbue,to the west,and lose all these things,you lose the fundamentals,thus the chaos in africa today.We don't have true sense of anything anymore,because we don't see things originally anymore,rather it's second handed,copycats,our windows to  the world seems to be whiteman's windows,we are neither blacks nor whites.

We need a dynamic culture that we can propagate, to see the world in your eyes and at the same time be scientific.

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I speak my native language and i make sure that i use the authentic (so called local) accent to show how much i love my country and i am educated.

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I think that's sad. Yes, sure, if someone wants to be a part of the so-called class system, I think they should go for it but their quest for acceptance should not be at the peril of their native tongue or even more, to the detriment of future generations? That would be totally ignorant, and even selfish some. I know people who wished they had taught their children how to speak their language now that the kids are grown and can't even understand 'hello' in their parent's language. In fact, other nationalities are so proud of their languages and would happily speak it to their children. Think Chinese, Somali, Indian, French, Italian etc,

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Thank God that i am Yoruba, we speak our language fluently here in yanki, my other Nigerians here don't speak there native languages like the minorities from the delta region or the midwest (Edo). What a shame.

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If I got you right, you meant that "colonial mentality influences our day to day reasoning in Nigeria making culture and tradition to look local unfashionable"?

Sure it is local. But for me, it's one of my drives. Let colonial mentality influence those it will influence. qed

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Colonial mentality influences our day to day reasoning in Nigeria making culture and tradition to looks local.

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Gbam!!! True talk.

Personally, I speak English only in the office or when am with people that don't understand Igbo language. Any other times, Igbo all the way.

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O na bu onye suo asusu ala ya, nke ka nke ndi si na ha jere akwukwo rie nne e were onye ahu ka obu onye na ejero akwukwo, ya mere otutu wee were oyibo ka obu asusu ya ka osorokwa na otu.

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If one stick to his native language the most educated once especially will take the person as an illiterate, so many decides stick to English as if it's his/her native language just to belong to the class.

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Mo bere ni to ri pe awon kan wa ti won fe so ede won ni ajo

I ask because there are some people that do not want to speak their language in a strange man's land.

Everyone has their reasons but the way I see it is this. I see chinese people speak their language fluently, even their kids speak. Indians nko, na same situation. But some Nigerians I have seen sometimes only speak English and speak English to their children, I just think that we shouldn't let the languages of Nigeria become endangered, so to speak, when the next generation may not even know how to speak it, I am proudly Nigerian and love the fact that we all can speak the Yoruba language even though we live outside of Nigeria.

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