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pidginpid‧gin /ˈpɪdʒɪn/ noun [countable, uncountable]  1 SLa language that is a mixture of two other languages, which people who do not speak each other’s languages well use to talk to each other2 pidgin English/French etc
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pidginUnder certain circumstances, however, children may learn a pidgin as their first language.As we have already noted, pidgins are generally used by native speakers of other languages as a medium of communication.There is space here only to summarise very briefly the large amount of research on pidgin and Creole languages.As children acquire the pidgin, they use it with playmates and other children in their peer group.Compared to pidgins, a proper language can convey such complicated concepts using relatively few words.
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