Broome Pearling Lugger Pidgin


A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Broom Creole, Japanese Pidgin English, Koepang Talk, Malay Talk

No known L1 speakers. L2 users: 40.


Western Australia, Broome, Lombardinie, Beagle Bay, La Grange, One Arm Point, Derby.

Language Status

9 (Second language only).Lingua franca on pearling boats between Malays, Japanese, Chinese, and Aborigines.

Other Comments

Some Japanese [jpn] and Aboriginal creole or pidgin English words.