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Tok Pisin (Language)

Description:a creole spoken throughout Papua New Guinea
Info:It is an official language of Papua New Guinea and the most widely used language in that country. Perhaps one million people now use Tok Pisin as a primary language.
 Tok Pisin started as a pidgin among Pacific Islanders working on plantations, drawing vocabulary primarily from English, but also from German, Malay, Portuguese and their own Austronesian languages.
In use since:around 1830
Words:wara Tok Pisin "water, river"
 seven Tok Pisin "seven"
Further Info:en.wikipedia.org
 www.ethnologue.com