A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Rabaul Creole German

10 (2016 P. Maitz). Total users in all countries: 110.



Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

Descendant of pidginized Standard German [deu] which originated in Gazelle Peninsula of New Britain during German colonial times among Catholic mixed-race (Vunapope) community. With increased mobility and intermarriage, it is disappearing. Mainly older adults, still some younger people who can understand it. Also use English [eng], Standard German [deu], Tok Pisin [tpi].

Language Development
Other Comments

Unserdeutsch emerged and used to be spoken in the Rabaul area. However, around the time of independence, nearly the entire speech community moved to Australia (2017 P. Maitz).

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