Cuban Creole Oriental
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|Cuban Creole Oriental|
|Eastern Cuban Spanish or Dialect|
|Native to|| Cuba
Turks and Caicos Islands
|Native speakers||5 million (date missing)|
Origins and History [change]
The Eastern Cuban Dialect has origins that stem from the West and Central African slaves that arrived on the island some time between 1500-1800. In addition, the Haitian Revolution led some 300,000 or more Haitians to leave Haiti into Cuba. Both Haitians and African slaves needed to quickly learn Spanish by their masters or by School.
Haitian influence [change]
The Haitian Creole language, left a mark on the Eastern Cuban culture some time during the late 1700s and the early 1800s. Some words of the Eastern Dialect can be traced back to Haitian Creole words used every day locally. Some Cubans can still speak Haitian Creole.
African influence [change]
The African slaves came into the Caribbean from 1500s to 1800s. They left a large bulk in what is now today the Cuban Creole Oriental Spanish. The African influence can be heard in the syntax, phonetics, sounds, pronunciations, and the words.