Spoken L1 Language: Pijin
- AES status:
- not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2022
- Pijin (pis-pis) = 3 (Wider communication). Originated on the sugar cane plantations in Queensland, Australia between 1863 and 1906; lingua franca spoken between Kanakas (Melanesian workers) and European overseers. In 1904, at end of labor trade period, repatriated Solomon Islanders brought pidgin to the Solomon Islands. Widely spoken by majority of population.