Online Encyclopedia

PIDGIN

Online Encyclopedia
Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 587 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Spread the word: del.icio.us del.icio.us it!
PIDGIN for PIGEON] ENGLISH, the lingua franca of the sea-ports of China, the Straits Settlements in the Far East, consisting in a jargon of corrupted English words with some inter-mixture of Portuguese and Malay, following Chinese idiomatic usage. It is employed as a means of communication between foreigners and the native Chinese. The word " pidgin " is the Chinese corruption of " business."
End of Article: PIDGIN
[back]
PICUS
[next]
PIDINAIII ITITCAI 3111

Additional information and Comments

There are no comments yet for this article.
» Add information or comments to this article.
Please link directly to this article:
Highlight the code below, right click and select "copy." Paste it into a website, email, or other HTML document.