Tok Pisin

noun
Tok Pis·​in | \ ˈtȯk-ˈpi-zən How to pronounce Tok Pisin (audio) , -sən\

Definition of Tok Pisin

: an English-based creole that is a national language of Papua New Guinea

First Known Use of Tok Pisin

1974, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Tok Pisin

Tok Pisin, literally, pidgin talk

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