Pronunciation: (pij'un), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/pidgin.html on line 73 [key]
1. an auxiliary language that has come into existence through the attempts by the speakers of two different languages to communicate and that is primarily a simplified form of one of the languages, with a reduced vocabulary and grammatical structure and considerable variation in pronunciation.
2. (loosely) any simplified or broken form of a language, esp. when used for communication between speakers of different languages.
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