Bislama

['bɪʃləˌmα:]
(also Beach-la-mar or Bêche-de-mer)
noun an English-based pidgin language used as the national language of Vanuatu, where it shares official status with English and French.
Origin
alt. of Port. bicho do mar 'sea cucumber' (traded as a commodity, the word later being applied to the language of trade).

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  • Bislama — Gesprochen in Vanuatu, Neukaledonien Sprecher 210.000 Linguistische Klassifikation Kreolsprachen Englischbasiert Bislama …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bislama — es una lengua criolla melanesia hablado principalmente en Vanuatu. Además es una de las lenguas oficiales junto con el inglés y el francés. Es la lengua principal de muchos de los ni Vanuatu Urbanos (los que viven en Port Vila y Luganville), y la …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • bislama — n. m. V. bichelamar …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Bislama — language name=Bislama region=Vanuatu speakers=6,200 (first language), >200,000 (additional language) familycolor=Creole fam1=Creole language fam2=English Creole fam3=Pacific iso1=bi iso2=bis iso3=bisBislama is a creole language, one of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Bislama — Bichelamar Bichelamar (Bislama) Parlée au Vanuatu Nombre de locuteurs 200.000 Classification par famille * créoles créoles à base lexicale anglaise  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bislama — No debe confundirse con Islam. Bislama o bislámico Bislama Hablado en Vanuatu …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bislama — noun /bɪslɑmɑ/ a) A creole spoken on the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, derived from Indo European and Malay languages. b) the Bislama language …   Wiktionary

  • Bislama — Bis·la·ma (bĭs läʹmə) n. A lingua franca based on Malay and English, spoken in the southwest Pacific, especially in the Papua New Guinea area. Also called Beach la Mar, Bêche de Mer.   [Pidgin, or native variant of Bêche de Mer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Bislama — ISO 639 3 Code : bis ISO 639 2/B Code : bis ISO 639 2/T Code : bis ISO 639 1 Code : bi Scope : Individual Language Type : Living …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • Bislama — n. national language of Vanuatu …   English contemporary dictionary

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