Developed by Taofeek Adeshina and his team, all Computer Science Students from the University of Lagos, Slangz is a mobile dictionary for pidgin English and commonly used internet slangs in Nigeria. Sort of like the Urban Dictionary, but for Nigerian colloquials.
In recognition of the obvious fact that pidgin and slangs are developed informally with current trends, this app allows you submit new slangs , which would then be pushed to everyone else using the app, after strict verification and some modifications, so that they in turn can update their vocabulary.
The app allows you to become a slang creator, upload slangs and become an inventor; and it also features automatic updates, spelling suggestions (you wouldn’t want to misspell those slangs), a search Box, slang listing on the home screen for easy access, Share feature with friends on WhatsApps,Facebook, Twitter and other IMS and users are allowed to update the meaning of a word since colloquials are dynamic and meanings could differ across geographical location.
So if you’re an “oyinbo” that’s new to the country or you’re an IJGB (I Just Got Back. Use the ap, please), this app is for you. Slangz is available for Android devices on the Google PlayStore.
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