pidgin

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an artificial language used for trade between speakers of different languages

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BEIRUT: In less than 24 hours over the course of two-and-a-half months, freelance journalist Joshua Foer used an online resource to learn Lingala -- a 19th century Congo basin trade language which today has some 2 million native speakers and a further 7 million who use it as a second language.
Massachusetts had developed a set of statewide standards in each of the technical areas in 2005, but in 2007, the trade language was removed from the embedded academies portion of each CTE standard and replaced with appropriate academic curriculum standards.
Use language that everyone understands; avoid trade language that is unintelligible to those outside of farming.
They both speak Kaba, the language of their tribe, as well as Sangho, a trade language understood by all of the different tribes in the Central African Republic.
The word memaloose means "dead" in Chinook jargon, the old Indian trade language of the Northwest.