Hawaiian Pidgin

Hawaii Pidgin English, Hawaii Creole English, HCE, or simply Pidgin, is a creole language based in part on English used by many residents of Hawaii. Although English and Hawaiian are the co-official languages of the state of Hawaii, Pidgin is used by many Hawaiian residents in everyday conversation and is often used in advertising toward Hawaiians. The ISO 639-3language code for Hawaii Pidgin (Hawaii Creole English) is hwc. In the Hawaiian language, “Hawaiian Creole English” is called “ʻōlelo paʻi ʻai”, which literally means “pounding-taro language”. Wikipedia. Read more…

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