Torres Strait Creole

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Ap-Ne-Ap, Blaik, Broken, Cape York Creole, Creole, Torres Strait Broken, Torres Strait Pidgin English, West Torres, Yumplatok
Population

6,040 (2006 census).

Location

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

Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 80% with English.

Language Use

Used as L2 by Gugubera [kkp], Kala Lagaw Ya [mwp], Kuuku-Ya’u [kuy], Meriam [ulk].

Language Development
NT: 2014.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

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

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