In a country where more than 800 local languages are spoken, Tok Pisin is most frequently used in Papua New Guinea to communicate, to teach, to command, to pray and express thoughts and feelings. The language has developed over the last 150 years by the people who use it, and is still changing. This bilingual dictionary helps the learning process.
Tok Pisin is the official name for the largest lingua franca of Papua New Guinea, a country with more than 800 spoken languages. In a population of more than 5 million, over half are conversant with Tok Pisin. The language has been developed naturally over the last 150 years by the people themselves, as the means of communicating among different language groups.
This bilingual dictionary of Tok Pisin and English will be of benefit to people who speak Tok Pisin and want to improve their English, as well as English speakers who are interested in Tok Pisin and want to learn to speak and write it well.