5 Caribbean mother tongues that developed from West African languages

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson Feb 21, 2019 at 01:00pm

February 21, 2019 at 01:00 pm | Diaspora Connect

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson | Staff Writer

February 21, 2019 at 01:00 pm | Diaspora Connect

Papiamento

Furthermore, Papiamento is a creole language spoken widely among the Dutch-speaking islands of the Caribbean; mainly Aruba and Curacao.

The language is a blend of Dutch, Spanish and indigenous languages from Cape Verde and Guinea- Bissau.

It is the official language in Aruba and Curacao and is spoken in some parts of Bonaire.

Interestingly, The language developed as early as the 15th century and has since evolved.

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