Definition of Taki-Taki in English:

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Taki-Taki

Pronunciation: /ˌtäkē ˈtäkē/

noun

An English-based Creole language of Suriname. Also called Sranan.
Example sentences
  • The native tribes in the interior, however, use their own language, and the African tribes use Taki-Taki, a pidgin English.
  • Sranan is sometimes also called Sranan Tongo ‘Suriname tongue’ or Taki-Taki ‘talktalk’.
  • This, at least, is our conclusion, because ever since that time, three hundred years ago, an English-based Creole (called Sranan, Negro-English, Surinaams, or Taki-Taki) has been the national language of Suriname.

Origin

An alteration and reduplication of talk.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Ta·ki-Ta·ki

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