Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pidgin: The Language of Hawaii

Have you ever been to Hawaii and ever wondered:  "Hey, these people are speaking English, but it sounds kind of funny, and there's a strange accent/intonation"?   Well, most likely you heard Pidgin English.  That is the language that the local people of Hawaii speak.  Here is a video with some history and examples of Pidgin.


  1. Interesting. Pidgin is a mixed language based on English, isn't it?

  2. Yea, its based on English, but has bits of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Portuguese, and many more. It was how all the immigrants communicated with each other.