From 'Kannywood' to 'rubbing minds' -- Oxford English Dictionary adds 29 Nigerian words and phrases

The OED says the addition of more Nigerian words reflects the country's position as one of the world's biggest English-speaking nations.

(CNN)The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has added a big batch of Nigerian words to its new edition, in recognition of the way people from the African country have helped to shape the English language.

Oxford University Press, which publishes the dictionary, said it had added 29 new Nigerian English words and expressions to its latest update -- including words derived from the Nigerian languages of Hausa and Yoruba as well as a number of unique Nigerian coinages.
English is used by millions of Nigerians in their daily communication, the OED said.
    Among the new entries is "Kannywood," the word describing the Nigerian Hausa-language film industry, based in the city of Kano.
    "Ember months" -- used to describe the last months of the year, usually from September to December -- has also been added, while "next tomorrow," meaning the day after tomorrow, also made the cut.
    "To rub minds," which means to consult and work together, and "barbing salon" -- a place to get a haircut -- also feature.
    The latest additions, which can be found on the OED website, join at least 57 other words of Nigerian English origin already in the dictionary.
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