Pidgin

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A language that is no one’s native language, but is used as an auxiliary or supplemental language between 2 or more mutually unintelligible speech communities
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Once Underriner comes on board in January, the college will work with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde to offer a four-hour course in Chinuk Wawa, a trade language used among native Northwest tribes.
Examples include "This Indian war was seen live on TV" and "Minister who regularly preached to a congregation of 1." Also included is the "Common trade language used by Indians/traders," a reference to the Chinook language.
Learning about digital technologies now and in the future is as important as it was to learn trade languages during the early modern period, according to a Blenheim principal.
Since, in his view, pidgins are trade languages used for specific and sporadic commercial contacts between people with different mother tongues, the examination of local conditions in the French colonies invalidates the claim that Creoles arose out of pre-existing pidgins through a process of structural change.
Among the new natural languages are 81 creoles, 17 pidgins, and numerous trade languages. All of these are the product of two or more languages, one of them usually a European colonial tongue.