Ignatius Iornenge Usar, Okechukwu Cyril Ofoegbu



The Tiv language spoken largely in Nigeria and some parts of Cameroon should on the face value be thought to have developed so much considering that studies in the language started in the early 20th Century. However, owing to contact with the Hausa language and the status of the English language as the National/Official language of Nigeria,  words  from  the Hausa  and English languages shave  been  loaned  into  the Tiv through  various processes. This paper examines English and Hausa adopted words into Tiv with the aim of finding out the enormity of loanwords from the two. The paper also examines strategies adopted by the Tiv language in naturalizing and integrating the loan words into the target language.








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