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NPR: U.S. Ambassador James Entwistle ’78 Speaks Pidgin English; Nigerians Love It

by Davidson College

"Pidgin English is a second language for tens of millions of Nigerians, but it's not every day that you hear a diplomat speaking it. The U.S. ambassador recently gave it a shot in a radio interview," reports NPR.

U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria James Entwistle '78, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, is former Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He has served in Thailand, Sri Lanka and Malaysia, as well as for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research and the Bureau of African Affairs, among other posts. He also speaks French and Thai.

Listen to the NPR interview.