pikin

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Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Portuguese pequenino, an affectionate diminutive of pequeno ‎(little [one]).

Noun[edit]

pikin

  1. child

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Portuguese pequeno, "small".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /piˈcin/, /piˈtʃin/

Adjective[edit]

pikin

  1. small

Noun[edit]

pikin

  1. child