The Mobilian Trade Language (aka Mobilian Jargon) is a Native American pidgin, primarily based on Muskogean languages, that was spoken in the North American Southeast until the 1950s. For centuries, Mobilian Trade Language served as a lingua franca for various indigenous groups (and later Europeans and Africans) that came together for trade and ritual. As a pidgin, the language is grammatically streamlined and easy to learn. This book is a phrasebook with bidirectional lexicon that can help reawaken this now dormant language by providing a handy lexical reference and common phrases.
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