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Neo-Melanesian

[nee-oh-mel-uh-nee-zhuh n, -shuh n]
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noun
  1. a pidgin language based on English and spoken in Melanesia, New Guinea, and NE Australia.
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Origin of Neo-Melanesian

First recorded in 1960–65
Also called Beach-la-mar, bêche-de-mer.
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Neo-Melanesian

noun
  1. an English-based creole language widely spoken in the SW Pacific, with borrowings from other languages, esp MotuAlso called: Beach-la-Mar
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