pidgin definition

  • noun:
    • A simplified type of speech this is certainly generally an assortment of several languages, has a rudimentary sentence structure and vocabulary, is employed for interaction between groups speaking different languages, and is not spoken as a first or indigenous language. Also referred to as contact language.
    • an amalgamation of two disparate languages, employed by two populations having no common language as a lingua franca to talk to both, lacking formalized grammar and having a little, utilitarian vocabulary with no indigenous speakers.
    • company; event; thing.
    • an artificial language used for trade between speakers of various languages

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