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Bislama

language
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Bislama is one of the three national languages of Vanuatu. It is a new language, made during the last two or three hundred years by mixing English with some French and some local words. The way the words are put together is like people have talked in Vanuatu for a long time -- not like English or French words are put together.

Bislama
RegionVanuatu
Native speakers
6,000 (2001)
200,000 L2 speakers[source?]
English Creole
  • Pacific
    • Bislama
Latin
Official status
Official language in
 Vanuatu
Language codes
ISO 639-1bi
ISO 639-2bis
ISO 639-3bis
Linguasphere52-ABB-ce

Bislama is like this:

Stoa long haos - The store next to the house.
Buk blong mi - My book.
Bambae mi wantem bia - I will want beer.

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