Tay Boi


A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Annamite French, Tay Boy, Vietnamese Pidgin French

No known L1 speakers.

Language Status

10 (Extinct).

Language Use

Developed about 1862. Influences from Vietnamese [vie], French [fra], English [eng], Javanese [jav], and Portuguese [por]. Used between French and Vietnamese until 1954, and lower levels of administration, the military, and police. No longer spoken (Wurm and Hattori 1981).