Papiamento

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Papiamento
Papiamentu
Native toAruba, Curaçao, Caribbean Netherlands: Bonaire
Native speakers
412,694[1]
Latin (Papiamento orthography)
Official status
Official language in
Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao
Language codes
ISO 639-2pap
ISO 639-3pap
Glottologpapi1253[2]
Linguasphere51-AAC-be
ABCEilandenLocatie.PNG
Location map of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao, where Papiamento is spoken

Papiamento (English: /ˌpɑːpiəˈmɛnt/)[3] or Papiamentu (English: /ˌpɑːpiəˈmɛnt/) is a creole language spoken in the Caribbean. It is the most common language on the ABC islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. It is also commonly spoken in Sint Eustatius and Saba.

References[change | change source]

  1. www.ethnologue.com
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Papiamento". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Wells, John C. (2008), Longman Pronunciation Dictionary (3rd ed.), Longman, ISBN 978-1-4058-8118-0