Nauruan Pidgin English

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Nauruan Pidgin English
Region Nauru
Native speakers
Spoken as a second language by most Nauruans (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 cpi (with Chinese Pidgin English)
Glottolog None
Linguasphere 52-ABB-db

Nauruan Pidgin English is an English-based pidgin spoken in Nauru. It appears to be the result of a merger of Chinese-type and Melanesian-type pidgins (see Micronesian Pidgin English).


  1. ^ a b Nauruan Pidgin English at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  • Siegel, Jeff (1990). "Pidgin English in Nauru". Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages. 5 (2): 157–186. doi:10.1075/jpcl.5.2.02sie.