Indeed it our lingua franca but as an African I believe we have missed it all, our native language should have been used for both local transaction and foreign policies the three big ethnic groups language should be used both for local and foreign transactions
Yes,to some extend,it is becoming our native tongue because even our elders that are suppose to teach us this our native language is even using English as their main discussion when they are in a meeting.
I think we are all Missing something here. A Native language and vernacular have similar if not the same meaning, the both refer to the language of the area the person grows up in or the language of the person's ethnic group.
This language is not learned or imposed as a second language. It is the person's first Language in most cases.
With this meaning, is English language becoming our native language? No, because a native language is not learned or imposed which is the case with English. Unlike our Efik,igbo,hausa,yoruba which we pick up while growing as our mother tongue.
But is English language slowing replacing our native language? Yes!
Answered: Wilson Michael 5 months agoentrepreneur . Interested in politics,education,business,art,fashion.
know it is no, but due to the fact that it is used in schools for communication children normally get used to it and they grow up to be speaking it as their native, parent normally use their native language to communicate with them when they are at home so I will say it is a 50/50 thing.
This has some element of truth because I feel that our culture is fast declining because speaking of English language has now taken over our children and the parents who are supposed to promote the vital part of culture which is language now over inculcate spea.king English language and if thus doesn't stop it may kill the relevance of our native language