Broome Pearling Lugger Pidgin

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A language of Australia

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

No known L1 speakers. L2 users: 40. Ethnic population: No ethnic community.

Location

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

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.

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