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Języki pidżynowe ewoluowały z innych języków (w tym przypadku angielskiego) przeważnie w poszukiwaniu wspólnego języka, gdzie występuje ich wiele. Tok Pisin ma wiele wyrazów i zasad gramatyki wywodzących się z uproszczonego angielskiego, a więc bardzo łatwo nauczyć się podstaw.

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Where Is It Spoken?

Papua New Guinea

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Creole

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Fun facts about Tok Pisin

The word for 'house' is 'haus' and plenty of words can be derived from it: haus kaikai or 'restaurant' (literally 'food house'), haus moni or 'bank' ('money house'), haus sik or 'hospital' ('sick house') and haus dok sik or 'vet' ('sick dog house').

'Toothpaste' is sop bilong tit ('soap belong teeth') and 'shampoo' is sop bilong gras ('soap belong grass' - yes, 'grass' means both 'grass' and 'hair')!

In a country of over 850 languages, it is the most widely spoken and one of only three official languages (the others being English and Hiri Motu).

The language is also known as Papua New Guinean pidgin.

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