A list of Pidgin words, the languages that influenced them
MILILANI, Hawaii (AP) -- Recent census data that included Pidgin as a language Hawaii residents speak at home has sparked pride. It also got people talking about its use and the stigma that limits its wider acceptance in the state.
For generations, people have been speaking Pidgin, which borrows from the languages of the Hawaiian, Filipino, Chinese and other workers who toiled in sugar plantations.
Local comedian Andy Bumatai has been making daily Pidgin videos that have resonated with those who grew up in Hawaii and are homesick for the sounds of the language.