Pitkern language

  • pitkern
    pitkern-norfolk
    pitcairn-norfolk
    native tonorfolk island, pitcairn islands, new zealand
    ethnicitypitcairn islanders
    native speakers
    ca. 400 pitcairn-norfolk (2008)[1]
    36 on pitcairn (2002)
    language family
    english creole
    • pacific
      • pitkern
    dialects
    • norfuk
    official status
    official language in
     pitcairn islands
    language codes
    iso 639-3pih pitcairn-norfolk
    pitc1234  pitcairn-norfolk[2]
    linguasphere52-abb-dd

    pitkern, also known as pitcairn-norfolk[1][2] 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.[3] there are about 50 [4] speakers on pitcairn island, britain's last remaining colony in the south pacific.[5]

  • history
  • relationship to norf'k
  • common phrases
  • poetry in pitkern
  • see also
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Pitkern
Pitkern-Norfolk
Pitcairn-Norfolk
Native toNorfolk Island, Pitcairn Islands, New Zealand
EthnicityPitcairn Islanders
Native speakers
ca. 400 Pitcairn-Norfolk (2008)[1]
36 on Pitcairn (2002)
English Creole
  • Pacific
    • Pitkern
Dialects
Official status
Official language in
 Pitcairn Islands
Language codes
ISO 639-3pih Pitcairn-Norfolk
pitc1234  Pitcairn-Norfolk[2]
Linguasphere52-ABB-dd

Pitkern, also known as Pitcairn-Norfolk[1][2] 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.[3] There are about 50 [4] speakers on Pitcairn Island, Britain's last remaining colony in the South Pacific.[5]