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Title:Language choice in the Yoruba-Edo border area
Author:Oke, D. Olatunbosun
Periodical:Odý: Journal of Yoruba and Related Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Abstract:In many parts of Nigeria, various ethnolinguistic units border upon one another; and at the meeting point, the problem arises as to what language is to be used in inter-ethnic communication. The purpose of this paper is to describe language choice in one such area - the Yoruba-Edo border area. The Yoruba-Edo border area is taken here to be that territory lying immediately east and west of the political boundary between Ondo Province of the Western State and Benin Province of the Midwest State of Nigeria. Sections: Introduction - The problems - Language choice by different mother-tongue groups (Yoruba; Edo; Urhobo; Central Edo; Bini; Uneme; Northern Edo; non-Yoruba; non-Edo; Ijo; unclassified mother tongues) - Summary. Bibliogr., ref., map.