Bimbashi Arabic
RegionAnglo-Egyptian Sudan
Arabic-based pidgin
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)

Bimbashi Arabic ("soldier Arabic", or Mongallese) was a pidgin of Arabic which developed among military troops in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, and was popular from 1870 to 1920.[1] Bimbashi later branched and developed into three languages: Turku in Chad, Ki-Nubi in Kenya and Uganda, and Juba Arabic in South Sudan.[2]

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  1. ^ Pidginization and Creolization of Languages. CUP Archive. 1971. p. 518. Retrieved 2015-02-22.
  2. ^ مساهمات في اللغويات العربية. p. 24. Retrieved 2015-02-22.