American Indian Pidgin English

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American Indian Pidgin English
Region United States
Native speakers
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog amer1255[1]

American Indian Pidgin English (AIPE) is an English-based pidgin spoken by Native Americans in the United States.

AIPE is mentioned in World Englishes as one of many factors influencing American English.

American Indian Pidgin English is much more similar to English than many other English-based pidgins, and could be considered a mere ethnolect of American English.

See also[edit]


  • Kirkpatrick, Andy. The Routledge Handbook of World Englishes. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2010. ISBN 978-0-203-84932-3 (page 56)
  • Dillard, Joey Lee. Toward a Social History of American English. Berlin, New York, Amsterdam: Mouton, 1985. ISBN 0-89925-046-7
  • ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "American Indian Pidgin English". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.