List of English-based pidgins

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Not to be confused with Pigeon English or Pigeon English (album).

Pidgin English is a non-specific name used to refer to any of the many pidgin languages derived from English. Pidgins that are spoken as first languages become creoles.

English-based pidgins that became stable contact languages, and which have some documentation, include the following:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cascaito, James (1975). "An Italo-English Dialect". American Speech. 50(1/2): 5–17. 
  • Smith, Norval (1994). "An annotated list of creoles, pidgins, and mixed languages". In Jacque Arends, Pieter Muysken & Norval Smith. Pidgins and Creoles. John Benjamins. 
  • "American Italian". 2009.