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Bimbashi Arabic

Bimbashi Arabic
Region Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
Era 1870–1920
Arabic-based pidgin
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog earl1245[1]

Bimbashi Arabic ("soldier Arabic", or Mongallese) was a pidgin of Arabic which developed among military troops in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, and was popular 1870–1920 CE.[2] Bimbashi later branched and developed into three languages: Turku in Chad, Ki-Nubi in Kenya and Uganda, and Juba Arabic in South Sudan.[3]

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