Monday 5 August 2019

Speaking Pidgin

Historically Vanuatu has been under been under a joint administration by both Britain and France.
The 80 odd islands that make up Vanuatu speak over 105 local dialects plus English and or French…
The most widely spoken common language is "Bislama" a form of pidgin English

A number of examples shared below, my favourite has to be Nambawan (for number twos…) closely
followed by Tsunami translating to "Bigfala Wef"!

Thank you very much = Tank yu tumas
My name is = Nem blong mi
Do you have a Kava bar here? = Mi save dring kava long ples ia?


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