Bislama

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Bislama [Term?], from French bêche-de-mer (sea cucumber). In the mid-nineteenth century, sea cucumbers were harvested and dried at the same time that sandalwood was gathered. The name came to be associated with the kind of pidgin speech that was used by the local laborers between themselves, as well as their English-speaking overseers.

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Bislama

  1. A creole spoken on the South Pacific island-nation of Vanuatu, derived from Indo-European and Malay languages.

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Wiktionary
Bislama edition of Wiktionary

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Bislama[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French bêche-de-mer (sea cucumber)

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Bislama

  1. the Bislama language

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Bislama n

  1. the Bislama language