International Auxiliary Languages

Neo Patwa is a worldlang created by Jens Wilkinson in 2005. It is inspired by real world pidgins and creoles. Its vocabulary is small and words are often polysemous. In the beginning Neo Patwa was known as "Dunia Patwa".


Note: IPA values are approximate as they are not attested in any official resource.


Neo Patwa is written with 21 letters (16 consonants + five vowels) of the Latin alphabet and excludes j, q, r, v and z in native vocabulary.

Letters a b c d e f g h i k l m n o p s t u w x y
IPA a b d e f g x* i k l m n o p s t u w ʃ j

*Can also be pronounced as a rhotic.


Labial Alveolar Postalveolar Palatal Velar
Nasal m n
Plosive p b t d k g
Fricative f s ʃ x
Approximant l j w


Front Back
Close i u
Mid e o
Open a


Stress is placed on the final syllable of every word, including compounds.



Singular Plural
1st person mi mi-omni
2nd person yu yu-omni
3rd person ta ta-omni
Impersonal yan
Reflexive badan


Neo Patwa English
Present Mi myamyan pingwo. I eat the apple.
Past I ate the apple.
Future Mi myamyan pingwo ale. I will eat the apple.
Negative Mi no myamyan pingwo. I do not eat the apple.
Imperative Yu myamyan pingwo. Eat the apple.


sunya (0), wan (1), do (2), twa (3), si (4), nam (5), lu (6), sem (7), pal (8), nin (9), deka (10), dekawan (11), dekado (12), dekatwa (13), dekasi (14), dekanam (15), dekalu (16), dekasem (17), dekapal (18), dekanin (19), hekuto (100), kilo (1000), milyon (1,000,000).


Neo Patwa English
xanti hello
asante thank you
no yau asante you're welcome
onana welcome
ya yes
no no