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The pidgin of the Solomon Islands is called Pijin. Even though it has no official status, pijin is the de facto national language of the country: it is used widely as a secondary language in the rural areas of the country were ancestral vernacular languages are central to local cultures, and as the main language of the urban centers. An ever growing number of urbanites have Pijin as their mother tongue and have no knowledge of ancestral vernaculars. Pijin coexists in the country with about 73 ancestral Solomon Islands languages and with English, the official language of the country.

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