Papiamento is a creole language spoken on the Caribbean island of Aruba. It is also spoken by immigrants from Aruba in the Netherlands. Papiamento has its roots in Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch and African languages. The language is written in a Latin-based alphabet. Papiamento is one of the few creole languages that is not based on English. It is also one of the few creole languages that is not pidginized. A pidgin is a language that is created when two groups of people who do not share a common language need to communicate with each other. A pidgin is usually not the first language of any of its speakers. Papiamento is spoken by about 150,000 people. Most of the speakers live on Aruba, where the language is an official language, along with Dutch and English. Papiamento has been influenced by other languages, but it has also influenced other languages. For example, the word "ketel" (pot) is used in Dutch and Surinamese creole. The grammar of Papiamento is similar to that of other creole languages. It is based on the grammar of the languages that were used to create it. But there are also some unique features, such as the use of the word "s" to mark the plural of nouns. Papiamento has two main dialects: Aruban and Curaçaoan. The Aruban dialect is closer to the Spanish and Portuguese of the Canary Islands, while the Curaçaoan dialect is closer to the Dutch of the Netherlands. Papiamento is not an easy language to learn. But it is possible to learn it, and many people do. There are schools that teach Papiamento, and there are also radio stations and television programs in Papiamento.

Language locales, regions and scripts

Papiamento, Aruba, Latin
Papiamento, Caribbean Netherlands, Latin
Papiamento, Curaçao, Latin
Papiamento, Latin
Papiamento, Aruba
Papiamento, Curaçao
Papiamento, Caribbean Netherlands