Language plays a very important role in every human community – school, company, organization, group, home, etc. – the language of human society speaks a lot about society, so it can be further emphasized that language and human society are inseparable. In every human society, language occupies a very important place, more than it seems. Language in all human communities includes: thinking, political, public administration, education, social, religious, legal, etc. expression.
However, Nigeria is used as a case study. All human communities aim to have peace and unity, many nations of the world face different conflicts today, and Nigeria is unfortunately one of those countries. This study aims to explore the role of national unity in Nigeria. In the past, people have expressed their views on the importance of language.
One teacher, Professor Fakuade. he says and quotes, "language is the true mirror of society," that is, language means the true nature of every society. This means that a language that any society needs to do is to reflect the world of what society is. Therefore, the language of all societies must give perfect knowledge of what society is related to; culture, beliefs, dressing, marriage, and all other sociolinguistic information about society. In other words, language must be seen as a symbol of a nation like a flag, an anthem, a currency, etc. The language must be the window through which people can see in society.
Bamgbose, English is the language of Nigerian integration, the complex complexity of Nigeria, especially the linguistic issue, the only language that indexes the spirit of coexistence, English. This clearly shows that in Nigeria the English language has played a very important role in keeping Nigeria as a unified nation. In the midst of the differences between our cultural diversity and beliefs, English has continued to play a major role in keeping Nigeria together, and since this relationship between the various ethnic groups in Nigeria should not go far. From the more than 500 languages we are in Nigeria, we still have a relationship and this relationship is nothing but English, this was the means of communication between the different tribes that are in Nigeria.
In Nigeria, the British at the end of the colonial administration are probably none the more important than the English language. It is now the language of government, business and commerce, education, mass communication, literature, and internal and external communication. Bamgbose (1971)
As the language of the broader language (LWC), English is served by the Peek community, a celebration of purpose and thought-provoking tool, the dissemination of information, the embodiment of self-experiment and thinking among the different linguistic groups in Nigeria. The English language foundation required for the existence of any nation. So, English as a common language for all ethnic groups, the collective feeling of being united to individuals or ethnic differences is false.
Obviously, the language that Nigeria has so far maintained has been a great English language, which our colonial masters have given us, and has so far performed very well. In our daily communication, the relationship between Nigerian peoples was greatly strengthened. An Igbo man who has never been in the western part of the country and disagreed with Yoruba is sure to see the English language and the best way to express his feelings, thoughts or anything else in such a situation
he helped Nigerian cohabitation among academics as he greatly helped to bridge the gap between rich and poor, privileged and less privileged. Therefore, the relationship between Nigerian high class and low-class peoples is English.
In religion, the important role of language can never be overcome in the various religious gatherings; English was the medium of communication, bringing people under the same umbrella. Many religious congregations in Nigeria or English use the process and, of course, have contributed significantly to the peaceful coexistence of the beloved country. Although we were in different religious disputes and conflicts at one time or another.
As we have previously pointed out the English roles in achieving and maintaining national unity, I think it would have been better if the English language played by an indigenous language played, which is not the intent or attempt to disregard the English language, greatly contributed to the national unity of Nigeria . But I am convinced that the situation would have been better if this position was occupied by a language that is truly ours; when language is home
Expression of ideas and expression is one of the main causes of conflicts that we derive from the use of words / phrases in the world today where imaginary ideas have been misunderstood. You will never reach the level of expertise that a mother tongue would have in your native tongue, and it has caused many people who have never been recommended, sent many to their early graves. Man's language is viewed as a tool that helps him express his thoughts to a man by using the language of another man called his L2; you successfully misrepresent your ideas. In such a situation, he uses a word from the context, and some people are so sensitive to the use of the word. Many conflicts and ethnic disputes that we have been in the past could be avoided if our official language was an indigenous language. This is because many of them orally misrepresented their ideas, views and intentions because of their low knowledge, they chose a bad word at the wrong time, and this led to unhappy testimonies. We chose the English language for the operation and activity of our "everyday official language" and this led to a situation in which native languages occupy the back seat. English is key to all important doors, no one who can not speak English is likely to play an important role in any organization.
The New International Webster's English-language comprehensive vocabulary (Encyclopedic Edition) defines language, expression and communication of human emotions and ideas as well as systematization and reinforcement of speech, listening, or listening to the voices of people over a period of time. "From the above view it suggests that a language must communicate the inner (original) concept and express that a particular speaker is within. But this is not always the case when a speaker does not know the language that is as a communication tool at a time, for example, a hausa man who wants to communicate with a yoruba or an English speaking Igbo man with a low level of familiarity with L1 is likely to be likely to mislead some of his communication intentions in communication, and the other is not likely to be the conflict between them.) In that case, would I say that the language was good enough to play? This certainly did not justify the meaning of language and the essence of communication.
Communication is a very important way of thinking therefore communication is a being It's a good idea to show the inner idea to a speaker. Many Nigerian people are thinking about MT and trying to communicate their intentions in English, and in some cases, ideas are misunderstood and do not have the correct word to represent their thoughts. The situation is not the same if speakers of the same ethnic background and both have the right language skills.
If there is a similar language background and better understanding (and decoding ideas is accurate) at the level of conflict in Nigeria. We could talk about our English version, Pidgin English. I believe that this will greatly reduce the level of resurgent conflict in our beloved country, Nigeria. Since the source of these conflicts was the way and the way we mistakenly interpreted or interpreted our various ideas, we should look for a better way of communication and therefore I believe that everyone has a role to play. We need to start looking for a better expression and avoiding unnecessary conflicts by using a language that does not reach the encouraging level of knowledge and communication skills.
For this purpose, let the federal government search for language expert advice on how to achieve this goal and pay full attention to this course. Let all the well-meaning Nigerians come together to see how we can discover and exploit our wealth in our language as we move toward national unity. And let all Nigerians say that language can play more with the role of communication. Let's look at language policy and avoid other people's death, which is our symbol. It is urgent for us to begin our language as an important author of unit unity in our beloved country in Nigeria and begin to see how we can use this tool as unit unity to make Nigeria a more homogeneous country and put aside the ethnic and tribal differences. Language is a tool that can be in the pursuit of national unity and must be fully committed and serious. Every Nigerian begins to think and see that language can contribute to the growth of the African giant.
Our culture is embedded in our language. Allow us to accept our language with enthusiasm and pride, and to promote what we are together, and then our differences become a thing of the past. This is a call for national unity, but this time comes through an unpopular medium, we use this valuable tool for a Nigeria. The language plays a very important role in our quest for national unity. Let us be as we did for football. Language plays a fundamental role in our national unity aspiration.
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