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Burundi Pidgin French
Native toBurundi
Native speakers
Language codes
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Burundi Pidgin French is a stably pidginized form of French spoken in the African nation of Burundi. It is one of several such pidgins in francophone countries. Infinitives tend to be used for all verb forms (e.g. vous savoi for vous savez 'you know'). It is unlikely to ever creolize, as the Rundi language is spoken by the entire Burundian population.[1]


  1. ^ Henry Niedzielski (1989) 'A French based pidgin in Burundi'. In Pütz & Dirven (eds.), Wheels within wheels: papers of the Duisburg symposium on pidgin and creole languages, 81–107. Frankfurt.