Bidau Creole Portuguese

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 (Português de Bidau) was a Portuguese-based creole language that was spoken in Bidau [tet], Nain Feto, an eastern suburb of Dili, East Timor until the 1960s, when the speakers shifted to standard Portuguese.[citation needed]

Bidau Creole Portuguese grew 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.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Timor Pidgin". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • 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.

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