Kyowa-go (協和語) was a pidgin language developed in Manchuria after 20 years of effective Japanese control. I knew the existance of Kyowa-go and was fascinated that there’s a video to approximate the sound of Kyowa-go. Despite the sad circumstances that gave rise to this pidgin, the language itself is freaking awesome.
Then I saw the Yilan Creole video, which is supposed to be a Atayal-Japanese creole. The Altayal is said to be from 寒溪語, which technically wouldn’t be categorized as Altayal today, and should be Seediq Tuuda instead.
I did not know such language existed. I’m geeking out, maybe someone would find it very cool as well.
Thank you for posting this, this is easily the coolest thing I’ve read/heard all week (maybe all month). It says on Wikipedia this was discovered in 2006, I wonder if there were other pidgins or creoles with aboriginal languages elsewhere that are gone now and we never knew about.