Norfuk

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Norfuk
Region Norfuk Ailen
Native speakers 500 Pitcairn-Norfuk  (2006–2008)[1]
400 on Norfolk Ailen (2008)
Laenghwij family
Inglish Creole
Writing system Leten
Official status
Ofishol laenghwij in  Norfolk Island
Laenghwij codes
ISO 639-3

Norfuk esa creole laenghwij spoken i' Norfuk Ailen, an es disended from t' Pitkern laenghwij a' t' setlars from Pitkern Ailen. Es a' miks a' oel Inglish en Tahityan laenghwij, wi' Inglish maeken mor enfluens. Mani word i' Norfuk a' f' Inglish, liik "ailen" an "tiemsoen."

Norfuk es t' ofishol laenghwij, with Inglish, a' Norfuk Ailen sens 2005.[2] T' orthografii dewelaped bei Aelis Baffett an Dr. Dohnal Liekok es aksepted bei t' Norfuk Ailen gawanment an ets aplekaeshan es enkriisin.

Riilaeshenshep t' Pitkern[edit | edit source]

Norfuk es ekposed t' graeta kontakt an enfluens from Inglish than Pitkern, alla serias komparison a' t' tu laenghwijes has nort biin dan.

Sii tuu[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Norfuk reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. Radio New Zealand International, retreived November 30, 2009


  • Buffett, Alice, An Encyclopædia of the Norfolk Island Language, Himii Publishing, Norfolk Island, 1999
  • Palmer, B. N., A Dictionary of Norfolk Words and Usages, edn 2, Photopress International, Norfolk Island, 1992
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