Bislama

See also: bislama

EnglishEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Bislama Bislama, from French bêche-de-mer (sea cucumber). In the mid-nineteenth century, sea cucumbers were harvested and dried at the same time that sandalwood was gathered. The name came to be associated with the kind of pidgin speech that was used by the local laborers between themselves, as well as their English-speaking overseers.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Bislama

  1. A creole spoken on the South Pacific island-nation of Vanuatu, derived from Indo-European and Malay languages.

TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

Bislama edition of Wiktionary

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


BislamaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French bêche-de-mer (sea cucumber)

Proper nounEdit

Bislama

  1. the Bislama language

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably borrowed from English Bislama, from Bislama Bislama, from French bêche-de-mer (sea cucumber).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɪs.laː.maː/
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  • Hyphenation: Bis‧la‧ma

Proper nounEdit

Bislama n

  1. the Bislama language [from 1980s]