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palava

noun;
Discussion, debate, or origin. Due to the Portuguese influence in Nigeria as a result of trade in as early as the 13th and 14th centuries, many Portuguese words have been adopted into the Nigerian Pidgin English. Palava can be translated as discussion, debate or trouble. One can say, “What kind of palava is this, I don’t need any stress now!” Here, palava translates to trouble or a bad situation. One can also say, “ U better tell your mom now, me I don’t want any palava.” Here palava translates to discussion. Generally palava refers to something negative.
 
“Me I don’t want any palava, u better remove the turkey from the oven before e bon, mama go talk plenty!”
Etymology : Of Portuguese origin
Source : My cousin
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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