Includes official and accepted business languages spoken in this country/economy.
Last Published: 6/17/2016

English is the official language of Nigeria, although it is a second language for many Nigerians who also speak one of several indigenous languages, such as Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo.  Business travelers will find that most government officials and business people speak English well.

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