Torres Creole

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Torres Creole (also Torres Strait Creole, Torres Strait Pidgin, Torres Strait Broken, Cape York Creole, Lockhart Creole ) is a Creole language spoken on the Torres Strait Islands belonging to Queensland ( Australia ) . It has around 25,000 native speakers and is also used as a commercial language ( lingua franca ). There are two dialects . The lexical similarity to English is 80 percent.

The history of the language is closely related to Tok Pisin , Bislama and Pijin .

The language code according to ISO 639-2 is cpe .