Bislama

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Bislama Bislama, 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 language spoken on the South Pacific island-nation of Vanuatu, derived from Indo-European (mainly from English) and Malay languages.

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Wiktionary
Bislama edition of Wiktionary

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Bislama[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bêche-de-mer (sea cucumber)

Proper noun[edit]

Bislama

  1. the Bislama language

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably borrowed from English Bislama, from Bislama Bislama, from French bêche-de-mer (sea cucumber).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɪs.laː.maː/
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  • Hyphenation: Bis‧la‧ma

Proper noun[edit]

Bislama n

  1. the Bislama language [from 1980s]