Definitions (language)

Wikipedia says “A pidgin language, is a simplified version of a language that develops as a means of communication between two or more groups that do not have a language in common.”

Hawaiian Pidgin was born in Hawaii’s plantation days as a means for communication between the many nationalities that came to work on our sugar and pineapple plantations. Pidgin is still used widely by local people, and although much of it is rooted in English, when you hear some local folks talk pidgin, you probably won’t understand too much!

We include some common pidgin words in some articles, and have links to their definitions.