Bislama

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Bislama
Region Vanuatu
Native speakers
10,000 (2011)[1]
Inglis Creole
  • Pacific
    • Bislama
Laitin
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
Vanuatu
Leid codes
ISO 639-1 bi
ISO 639-2 bis
ISO 639-3 bis
Glottolog bisl1239[2]
Linguasphere 52-ABB-ce

Bislama (Bislama: [bislaˈma]; an aa kent unner its earlier name in French Bichelamar[3] [biʃlamaʁ]) is a creole leid, ane o the offeecial leids o Vanuatu. It is the first leid o mony o the "Urban ni-Vanuatu" (thir wha live in Port Vila an Luganville), an the seicont leid o much o the rest o the kintra's residents. "Yumi, Yumi, Yumi", the Vanuatu naitional anthem, is in Bislama.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Bislama at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bislama". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. Bislama, Ethnologue. Accessed Jan. 2, 2014.