• LINGUISTIC, GEOGRAPHICAL AND ETHNOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS
    WORLD HISTORY

    LINGUISTIC, GEOGRAPHICAL AND ETHNOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

    Linguistic materials: Linguists study languages and their relationship. Linguistic materials for writing history are gathered from careful study of languages, ethnic groups, their culture and their relationships. Linguistic analysis reveals connections and similarities in the languages of the people of Nigeria. This gives us ideas about how these groups may have originated and spread across the land. It is through linguistic materials that we gather ideas about inter-group contact and relations between the various Nigerian groups at different times in history. From linguistic analysis and materials, we are able to identify similarities in spoken languages among the various Nigerian languages and how they are linked, particularly by nearness to one…

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