Tok Pisin

Tok Pisin is an English-based creole spoken in Papua New Guinea. The majority of Tok Pisin vocabulary comes from English, though it also includes words from German, Portuguese and a number of Austronesian languages such as Tolai and Malay.

Map of Tok Pisin language speakers.
Map of Tok Pisin language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: 3-4 million

Main Countries: Papua New Guinea

Alternate names: Pisin, Pidgin, Neomelanesian, New Guinea Pidgin English, Melanesian English

ISO 639-3 Code: tpi

Language Sample

Yumi olgeta mama karim umi long stap fri na wankain long wei yumi lukim i gutpela na strepela tru. Uumi olgeta igat ting ting bilong wanem samting I rait na rong na mipela olgeta I mas mekim gutpela pasin long ol narapela long tingting bilong brata susa.

(Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Tok Pisin:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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