Broome Pearling Lugger Pidgin


A language of Australia

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

No known L1 speakers. 40 speakers.


Broome, Lombardinie, Beagle bay, La Grange, One Arm Point, Derby.

Language Status

9 (Second language only).

Language Use

Lingua franca on pearling boats between Malays, Japanese, Chinese, and Aborigines.

Other Comments

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