Tauaans

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Tauaans
Pronunciation[tɔː.aːns]
RegionTauland
Creole
  • Dutch Creole
    • Tauaans
Early form
China Coast Pidgin
Latin
Official status
Official language in
Tauland

Tauaans (Corean: 도란어, Chinese: 桃語), also known as Taugi, is a Dutch-based creole language & lingua franca spoken in Tauland and among the Taulander diaspora. It formed during the period of Dutch colonial rule through interaction between speakers of Dutch and southern Chinese languages, with later influence coming from minority languages such as Corean.

History

Geographic distribution

Creole continuum

Basilect (full Tauaans) Mesolect Acrolect (standard Tauland Dutch) English
Konnag sjoenai twi keppoe Kengfoe, sjia lia (我儂 想愛 機票 廣府, 謝謝). Wij will twi keppoe na Kanto, sjia lia. Wij willen twee kaartjes naar Kanton, bedank. We want two tickets to Canton, thank you.

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See also