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Spanish translation of “pidgin”

pidgin

noun /ˈpidʒən/
(linguistics ) any of a number of languages which consist of a mixture of English, French, Portuguese etc and some non-European (especially African) language
lengua franca
Beach-la-mar is a pidgin spoken in parts of the southern Pacific Ocean (also adjective) pidgin English.
(Definition of pidgin from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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