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  • proper n. A creole language of Portuguese and/or Spanish, spoken in the former-Antillean islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao.


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  • Today, Aruba's official language is Papiamento, which is based on an African dialect, with bits of Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German and there are 90 different nationalities represented in 115,000 citizens who speak the native language along with Dutch and English.

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  • Aruba-specific activities such as Papiamento language lessons, island scavenger hunts and

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  • Papiamento, a 40-year-old restaurant owned and run by the Ellis family, started as a café in their white stucco villa.

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  • She knew a lot of Arubans spoke Papiamento, a form of Spanish.

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  • Languages: Papiamento (a Spanish-Portuguese-Dutch-English dialect) 66.3%, Spanish 12.6%, English (widely spoken) 7.7%, Dutch (official) 5.8%, other 2.2%, unspecified or unknown 5.3% (2000 census)


  • Languages: Papiamento 65.4% (a Spanish-Portuguese-Dutch-English dialect), English 15.9% (widely spoken), Dutch 7.3% (official), Spanish 6.1%, Creole 1.6%, other 1.9%, unspecified 1.8% (2001 census)

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  • Languages: French (official language), English, Dutch, French Patois, Spanish, Papiamento (dialect of Netherlands Antilles) GovernmentCountry name: conventional long form: Overseas Collectivity of Saint Martin conventional short form: Saint Martin local long form: Collectivity d'outre mer de Saint-Martin local short form: Saint-Martin

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  • Now admittedly I have advantages in understanding about how to go about learning a language, but no other language I've tackled has come anywhere nearly as easily except maybe for Papiamento, but I ran out of courses for that. REPRESSIVE ESPERANTO.

  • I'm fond of both Haitian and Papiamento the latter especially has the advantage of not so many native speakers and a lot of material in and about the language - though there are unfortunately competing orthographies. REPRESSIVE ESPERANTO.

  • My first thought was Papiamento as written on Curaçao, but the spelling 'diplomatio' and the word 'arciveskado' are against that. PUZZLE.


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