Tok Pisin


Tok Pis·​in ˈtȯk-ˈpi-zən How to pronounce Tok Pisin (audio)
: an English-based creole that is a national language of Papua New Guinea

Word History


Tok Pisin, literally, pidgin talk

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tok Pisin was in 1974

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Cite this Entry

“Tok Pisin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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