(CNN)The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has added a big batch of Nigerian words to its new edition, in recognition of the way people from the African country have helped to shape the English language.
From 'Kannywood' to 'rubbing minds' -- Oxford English Dictionary adds 29 Nigerian words and phrases
Oxford University Press, which publishes the dictionary, said it had added 29 new Nigerian English words and expressions to its latest update -- including words derived from the Nigerian languages of Hausa and Yoruba as well as a number of unique Nigerian coinages.
English is used by millions of Nigerians in their daily communication, the OED said.
Among the new entries is "Kannywood," the word describing the Nigerian Hausa-language film industry, based in the city of Kano.
"Ember months" -- used to describe the last months of the year, usually from September to December -- has also been added, while "next tomorrow," meaning the day after tomorrow, also made the cut.