Languages of the Pitcairn Islands
This article does not cite any sources. (February 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Pitkern is a creole language based on eighteenth-century English and Tahitian and spoken by about fifty people inland not to mention those outside Adamstown, mostly dozens of children leaving Pitcairn while becoming adults. It is partly derived from eighteenth-century English because Pitcairn Island was settled by the Bounty mutineers in the eighteenth century, and they brought some people from Taihiti with them.
Pitkern is closely related to Norfuk spoken on Norfolk Island, where some descendants of the mutineers subsequently settled.
|This language-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This Pitcairn-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|