|native to||norfolk island, pitcairn islands, new zealand|
|ca. 400 pitcairn-norfolk (2008)|
36 on pitcairn (2002)
official language in
| pitcairn islands|
pitkern, also known as pitcairn-norfolk or pitcairnese, is a creole language based on an 18th-century dialect of english and tahitian. it is a primary language of the pitcairn islands, though it has more speakers on norfolk island. unusually, although spoken on pacific ocean islands, it has been described as an atlantic creole. there are about 50  speakers on pitcairn island, britain's last remaining colony in the south pacific.