- This article is about a word in the Belter Creole language.
- French copain ("friend", from Latin com- "with" + pānis "bread"; the one you share your bread with)
- Mandarin 朋友 péngyou /pʰəŋ˧˥-jou̯/ or pengyou /pʰəŋ-jou̯/ "friend"
Most likely a pidginization of the French and Chinese words for friend.
Sometimes written with variant spellings "copeng" or "copain".