Tok Pisin language resources – Language Links Database

Tok Pisin, often referred to by English speakers as "New Guinea Pidgin" or simply "Pidgin" -  is a creole language spoken throughout Papua New Guinea. It is an official language of Papua New Guinea and the most widely used language in the country. However, in parts of the southern provinces of Western, Gulf, Central, Oro and Milne Bay, the use of Tok Pisin has a shorter history and is less universal, especially among older people.

More information: Wikipedia

Native speakers: 120,000 (2004)

4 million L2 speakers (2005)

Official language in: Papua New Guinea

Tok Pisin Grammar and Pronunciation

Tok Pisin Reading Materials

Tok Pisin Dictionaries

Tok Pisin Listening and Video Resources


TV / Video / Movies

  • YouTube - The Sound of the Tok Pisin language (Numbers, Greetings & The Parable)
  • YouTube - Tok Pisin Introduction Lesson
  • YouTube - PIDGIN ENGLISH! TOK PISIN (updated)
  • YouTube - Tok Pisin 101: Lesson 1, Basic Greetings - “On this episode, I and Elijah tackled some basic Tok Pisin greetings and useful phrases to help you get by Papua New Guinea if you visit the country.”


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