Additional Note

I would suggest that both names, Polari and Sabir, are derived from an initial enquiry whether a stranger speaks Lingua Franca. Henry and Renée Kahane quote from one Master Thomas Dallam (1599):
…there came unto us two stout Turkes, and sayd: Parlye Francko, sinyore? which is: Can ye speake Ittallian, sinyor?…
So both   polari  and sabir may well be abbreviations of  parlar/sabir franco [do you speak/know Lingua Franca] – set phrases to start a conversation with a stranger, which gave names to varieties of Lingua Franca.
A.D.C.
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Alan D. Corré
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