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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Rabaul Creole German
Population

No known L1 speakers (2002 SIL). May be extinct (2002 J. Brownie).

Location

East New Britain Province, Rabaul.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Language Use

Descendant of pidginized Standard German [deu] which originated in Gazelle Peninsula of New Britain during German colonial times among Catholic mixed-race (Vunapope) community. With increased mobility and intermarriage, it is disappearing. Mainly older adults, still some younger people who can understand it. Also use English [eng], Kuanua [ksd], Standard German [deu], Tok Pisin [tpi]. All fluent in at least 2 of Standard German [deu], English [eng], or Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Grammar.