Datapoint Bislama/Pequenino

Pikinini ‘child’ was attested as early as 1886. It has no affective connotations.

Values

A word derived from pequenino exists

Example 23-167:
bae ol pikinini i jas dring long baket
bae
irr
ol
pl
pikinini
child
i
agr
jas
just
dring
drink
long
loc
baket
bucket
The children will just have to drink from [the] bucket.

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Example 23-168:
very good, you give him piccaninny one name?
very
very
good,
good
you
2sg
give
give
him
3sg
piccaninny
child
one
one
name?
name
Very good, what do you call the child?

Source: Thomas 1886: 259

Confidence:
Very certain