Google now speaks Nigerian Pidgin English - Digital Space

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Google now speaks Nigerian Pidgin English

It was hilarious when I saw our local pidgin English link offering on Google's famous homepage.


I accessed the google.com page (which redirects to www.google.com.ng because I reside in Nigeria) and saw this new development saying Google.com.ng offered in: Hausa Igbo Yoruba Pidgin. The last one is usually not there until recently.

Once you click on the Pidgin link, the page changes to this:

Many of my Naija friends will laugh at Google's attempt to speak our Naija English (and it does a good job with the choose de language wey you want and I dey feel lucky pidgin renditions) :)

The translation doesn't go beyond the front page though, but it makes feel that Google respects our culture and unique style of grammar!

By the way, the google logo is the google doodle of the day as of the time of writing this.