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Tok Pisin

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Pronunciation: /tɒk ˈpɪsɪn
 
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Definition of Tok Pisin in English:

noun

[mass noun]
An English-based creole used as a commercial and administrative language by over 2 million people in Papua New Guinea. Also called Neo-Melanesian.
Example sentences
  • The ‘Jesus’ Film, based on the Gospel of Luke, has been translated into Tok Pisin.
  • Grammatically, perhaps the most salient difference from the Tok Pisin spoken on ‘mainland’ New Guinea is the relatively sparse use of pinis as a grammatical marker.
  • A general presentation of Tok Pisin is provided, as well as a description of some grammatical characteristics of Tok Pisin of potential interest for the testing of grammar machines.

Origin

the name in Tok Pisin, literally 'pidgin talk'.

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