Pidgin Hindustani is a medium of inter-ethnic communication in Fiji. Along with Pidgin Fijian (and now more commonly, Fiji English), it has been widely used for informal interactions between indigenous Fijians and Fiji Indians (or Indo-Fijians), and to some extent between Chinese shopkeepers and Fiji Indians. The default lect documented in APiCS is the one spoken by rural Fijians who interact frequently with Fiji Indians. It is based on recordings made in 1983 in villages in the Nadi district of western Viti Levu. All examples come from Seci Bola of Vatutu village and Risidriu of Numbuta village (now both deceased).
|Flap or tap||ɾ|
|w||voiced labial-velar glide|
|Exists (as a major allophone)|
|Exists only as a minor allophone|
|Exists only in loanwords|