The place names of pitcairn island their meaning and origin
The coexistence of British sailors and Polynesians resulted in the creation of a creole language called Pitkern, which is still spoken on the island. This language is basically a mixture of 18th century English and Tahitian, with later additions of American and New Zealand English. Today, Pitkern is also spoken in New Zealand and on Norfolk Island, off Australia´s east coast.
The numerous place names that are still used on Pitcairn Island today are a unique feature of Pitkern. These fascinating, colourful and often funny place names are the subject of this book. Where did they come from? What do they mean? And exactly where on the island are all of these different places to be found?