/ˌɪndoʊ-pɔtʃəˈgiz/ (say .indoh-pawchuh'geez)

a creole based primarily on Portuguese, formerly used as a lingua franca throughout coastal India and South-East Asia from the 16th to 18th centuries; still spoken in some communities in formerly important trade ports.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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