Diaspora Connect February 21, 2019 at 01:00 pm

5 Caribbean mother tongues that developed from West African languages

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson | Staff Writer

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

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

Sranan

Moreover, Sranan is the official language in Suriname and is fully known as Sranan Tongo which also means Surinamese tongue.

Very similar to the Haitian Creole, the language is of African origin blended with English and Dutch.

The African languages identified in Sranan are mainly Akan from Ghana and a bit of other languages like Ewe from Ghana and a bit of Yoruba.

The language developed in the 16th century and is to date spoken by the people of Suriname.

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