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Beach-la-Mar

[beech-luh-mahr] /ˌbitʃ ləˈmɑr/
noun
Origin
alteration of bêche-de-mer a well-known trade item in the region where this type of pidgin is spoken

Neo-Melanesian

[nee-oh-mel-uh-nee-zhuh n, -shuh n] /ˌni oʊˌmɛl əˈni ʒən, -ʃən/
noun
1.
a pidgin language based on English and spoken in Melanesia, New Guinea, and NE Australia.
Also called Beach-la-mar, bêche-de-mer.
Origin
1960-65
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British Dictionary definitions for beach la mar

Beach-la-Mar

/ˌbiːtʃləˈmɑː/
noun
1.
an English-based creole language spoken in Vanuatu and Fiji, and formerly much more widespread Also called Biche-la-mar
Word Origin
C19: quasi-French, from bêche-de-mer (trepang, this being a major trading commodity in the SW Pacific; hence the name was applied to the trading language)

Neo-Melanesian

noun
1.
an English-based creole language widely spoken in the SW Pacific, with borrowings from other languages, esp Motu Also called Beach-la-Mar
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