Yokohama Pidgin Japanese

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Yokohama Pidgin Japanese
Region Yokohama, Japan
Extinct End of the 19th century
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog yoko1234[1]

Yokohama Pidgin Japanese, Yokohamese or Japanese Ports Lingo was a Japanese-based pidgin spoken in the Yokohama area during the late 19th century for communication between Japanese and foreigners. Most information on Yokohama Pidgin comes from Exercises in the Yokohama Dialect, a humorous pamphlet published in 1879 by Hoffman Atkinson.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Yokohama Pidgin". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.