The #Nigerian Community Where Men and Women Speak Different Languages


Fascinating article on the BBC about the village of Ubang in Cross River State, southern Nigeria where the men and women speak different languages. In infancy children first learn the female language, then by age 10, the boys are expected to have also mastered their gender’s language. Thus despite speaking different languages, the men and women can understand each other’s language.

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