20th Century Influences

The pidgin language spoken on plantations among luna and workers soon developed into a creole when children of plantation workers came together in schools for many hours of the day. It is estimated that the second generation of plantation workers spoke Hawai'i Creole (which was still referred to as "Pidgin") as their dominant language.
In the 1970s, Pidgin got a great deal of attention when organizations such as Bamboo Ridge Press sought to promote the perspectives and voices of local people in fiction, poetry, plays, and comedy shows.

Pidgin: How was . . . how stay!