Torres Strait Creole

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Ap-Ne-Ap, Blaik, Creole, Torres Strait Broken, West Torres, Yumplatok
Population

6,040 (2006 census).

Location

Torres Strait Islands, towns on upper Cape York, some towns on north Queensland east coast.

Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 80% with English.

Language Use

L2 speakers.

Language Development
Bible portions: 1997.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

A creolization of Tok Pisin [tpi] or Bislama [bis] and Kala Lagaw [mwp].