Papiamentu Bible

Papiamentu Bible

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Papiamentu Bible

Papiamento (English: ) or Papiamentu (English: ) is a creole language spoken in the Dutch Caribbean. It is the most-widely spoken language on the Caribbean ABC islands, having official status in Aruba and Curaçao. Papiamento is also a recognised language in the Dutch public bodies of Bonaire, Sint-Eustatius and Saba.Papiamento (Aruba) or Papiamentu (Bonaire and Curaçao) is largely based on Portuguese and Spanish, and has been influenced considerably by Dutch, and English. Because of lexical similarities between Portuguese and Spanish, it is difficult to distinguish the exact origin of each word. Papiamento also was influenced from Afro-Portuguese creole languages and Ladino. Though there are different theories about its origins, nowadays most linguists believe that Papiamento originated on the West African coasts, as it has great similarities with Cape Verdean Creole and Guinea-Bissau Creole.