The only language of the lower class is pidgin-English - quite incomprehensible to the newcomer from Great Britain, - but a large proportion of the inhabitants are highly educated men who excel as lawyers, clergymen, clerks and traders.
Pidgin English is the common language along the coast.
CHOPSTICKS, the "pidgin-English" name for the pair of small tapering sticks used by the Chinese and Japanese in eating.
"Chop" is pidgin-English for "quick," the Chinese word for the articles being kwai-tsze, meaning "the quick ones."
In all the schools German is taught, but pidgin-English is largely spoken at the coast towns.
South of that river the coast tribes speak largely pidgin English.