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Bidau Creole Portuguese
Timor Pidgin
RegionBidau, Dili, East Timor
Portuguese Creole
  • Malayo-Portuguese Creole
    • Bidau Creole Portuguese
Language codes
ISO 639-3tvy

Bidau Creole Portuguese, also known as Timor Pidgin was a Portuguese-based creole language that was spoken in Bidau [tet], Nain Feto, an eastern suburb of Dili, East Timor.

Bidau Creole Portuguese is believed to have grown out of the Portuguese spoken by settlers and mestiços from Flores Island, influenced by languages introduced to the area by military men from Lifau. It shares a number of features with nearby creoles such as Macanese.


  • Baxter, Alan N. (1990). "Notes on the Creole Portuguese of Bidau, East Timor". Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages. 5 (1): 1–38. doi:10.1075/jpcl.5.1.02bax.
  • Baxter, Alan N.; Cardoso, Hugo C. (2017). "Early Notices Regarding Creole Portuguese in Former Portuguese Timor". Journal of Language Contact. 10 (2): 264–317. doi:10.1163/19552629-01002001. hdl:10451/43815.