Tay Boi

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A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Annamite French, Tay Boy, Vietnamese Pidgin French
Population

No known L1 speakers. The last speaker died in 1954.

Location

Scattered, probably mostly urban.

Language Status

10 (Extinct).

Dialects

None known. Influences from Vietnamese [vie], French [fra], English [eng], Javanese [jav], and Portuguese [por].

Language Use

Developed about 1862. Spoken in French colonial households between male Vietnamese servants and their employers. Lower levels of administration, the military, and police.

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