Chinese Pidgin English
[cpi] Several thousand speakers, spoken by most in Nauru (Wurm 2007). Status: 6b (Threatened). Alternate Names: China Coast Pidgin, Melanesian-Chinese Mixed Pidgin English. Classification: Pidgin, English based, Pacific. Comments: Mixture of Melanesian and a Chinese type of pidgin English. In spite of low social status, it remains a viable everyday language in Nauru.
[nau] Nauru Island. 10,300, all users. 9,300 (2013), decreasing. 1,000. Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language. Alternate Names: Nauru. Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Micronesian, Nauruan. Comments: Christian.