- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

HONOLULU (AP) - Examples of common Pidgin vocabulary words, their meanings and the languages that influenced them:

Aisos: Oh my god! (Ilocano and Spanish)

Aurite: Alright (English)

Babooz: Idiot (Portuguese)

Bambucha: Huge (Portuguese)

Bocha: Bathe (Japanese)

Bumbai: Otherwise; Or else; Later (English)

Choke: A lot; Many (English)

Grindz: Food (English)

Hammajang: Messed up (Hawaiian and English)

Howzit: A greeting; How are you? (English)

Manini: Small; Stingy (Hawaiian)

Niele: Nosy (Hawaiian)

Pau: Finished (Hawaiian)

Puka: Hole (Hawaiian)

Scoops: News; Gossip (English)

Shishi: Urinate (Japanese and Portuguese)

Shoots: In agreement; Let’s do it. (English)

Spahk: See; Look (English)

Tantaran: Show off; Boastful (Japanese and Tagalog)

Wikiwiki: Fast; Quick; Hurry (Hawaiian)

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