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Pidgin-språk utvecklas ur ett annat språk (engelska i det här fallet), vanligtvis för att hjälpa till att hitta ett gemensamt språk där det finns många olika språk som talas. Tok Pisin (bokstavligen Talk Pidgin) har en stor mängd engelska ordförråd och ett grammatiksystem som ursprungligen var en förenklad version av engelska. Det är lätt att hämta hem grunderna och ha roligt samtidigt.

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Where Is It Spoken?

Papua Nya Guinea

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Creole

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Fun facts about Tok Pisin

The word for 'house' is 'haus' and plenty of words can be derived from it: haus kaikai or 'restaurant' (literally 'food house'), haus moni or 'bank' ('money house'), haus sik or 'hospital' ('sick house') and haus dok sik or 'vet' ('sick dog house').

'Toothpaste' is sop bilong tit ('soap belong teeth') and 'shampoo' is sop bilong gras ('soap belong grass' - yes, 'grass' means both 'grass' and 'hair')!

In a country of over 850 languages, it is the most widely spoken and one of only three official languages (the others being English and Hiri Motu).

The language is also known as Papua New Guinean pidgin.

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