Definition of Neo-Melanesian in English:

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Neo-Melanesian

Pronunciation: /ˌnɪəʊ mɛləˈniːzjən/
/ˌnɪəʊ mɛləˈniːʒən/

noun

Another term for Tok Pisin.
Example sentences
  • On German plantations and wherever individuals speaking different languages met, a pidgin language referred to as Neo-Melanesian or Melanesian Pidgin developed.
  • I am still not fluent in Sambia; and even in recent work I have had to rely on translators who speak Neo-Melanesian, since I can usually ‘hear’ but not ask or answer complex questions.
  • As it turns out, dozens of other languages resemble Neo-Melanesian and Indonesian in structure.

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