Chinese Pidgin English
[cpi] Several thousand speakers, spoken by most in Nauru (Wurm 2007). Status: 6b (Threatened). Alternate Names: China Coast Pidgin, 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.
[eng] 710 in Nauru (Crystal 2003a). L2 users: 10,700 in Nauru (Crystal 2003a). Status: 1 (National). De facto national language. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English. Comments: Non-indigenous.
[nau] Nauru Island. 6,000 (Bender and Rehg 1991), decreasing. L2 users: 1,000. Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language. Alternate Names: Nauru. Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Micronesian, Nauruan. Comments: Christian.