Chinese Pidgin English
[cpi] Several thousand speakers, spoken by most in Nauru (Wurm 2007). Status: 6b (Threatened). Alternate Names: Melanesian-Chinese Mixed Pidgin English Classification: Pidgin, English based, Pacific Comments: Mixture of Melanesian and a Chinese type of pidgin English. In spite of low social status, it remains a viable everyday language in Nauru.
[nau] Nauru Island. 6,000 (Bender and Rehg 1991), decreasing. Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language. Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Micronesian, Nauruan Comments: Christian.