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[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
- ‘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.’
- ‘This means that most words in Tok Pisin originate in English, the most widely spoken language on Earth.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Portuguese and Dutch, both important colonial languages of the region, left no reflexes in Tok Pisin.’
- ‘The ‘Jesus’ Film, based on the Gospel of Luke, has been translated into Tok Pisin.’
The name in Tok Pisin, literally pidgin talk.
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