Samoan Plantation Pidgin

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Samoan Plantation Pidgin
Region Samoa
Era Effectively extinct
English-based pidgin
  • Pacific
    • Samoan Plantation Pidgin
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog samo1307[1]

Samoan Plantation Pidgin is an English-based pidgin language that was spoken by plantation workers in Samoa. It is closely related to Tok Pisin, due to the large number of New Guinean laborers in Samoa.


  • Mühlhäusler, Peter (1983). "Samoan Plantation Pidgin English and the origin of New Guinea Pidgin". In Ellen Woolford and William Washabaugh. The Social Context of Creolization. pp. 28–76. 
  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Samoan Plantation Pidgin". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.