Bimbashi Arabic

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Bimbashi Arabic
RegionAnglo-Egyptian Sudan
Arabic-based pidgin
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)

Bimbashi Arabic ("soldier Arabic", or Mongallese) was a pidgin of Arabic which developed among military troops in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, and was popular from 1870 to 1920.[2] Bimbashi later branched and developed into three languages: Turku in Chad, Ki-Nubi in Kenya and Uganda, and Juba Arabic in South Sudan.[3]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Holes, C. (2004). Modern Arabic: Structures, Functions, and Varieties. Georgetown University Press. p. 26. ISBN 9781589010222. Retrieved 2015-02-22.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Early East African Pidgin Arabic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Pidginization and Creolization of Languages. CUP Archive. p. 518. Retrieved 2015-02-22.
  3. ^ مساهمات في اللغويات العربية. p. 24. Retrieved 2015-02-22.