Neo-Melanesian

Neo-Melanesian

[nee-oh-mel-uh-nee-zhuhn, -shuhn]
noun
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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Neo-Melanesian
 
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Also called: Beach-la-Mar an English-based creole language widely spoken in the SW Pacific, with borrowings from other languages, esp Motu

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