Papiamento

Papiamento (or Papiamentu) is the most widely spoken language on the Caribbean ABC islands, having the official status on the islands of Aruba and Curaçao. The language is also recognized on Bonaire by the Dutch government.

Papiamento is a creole language derived from African languages and either Portuguese or Spanish, with some influences from Amerindian languages, English, and Dutch. Papiamento has two main dialects: Papiamento, spoken primarily on Aruba; and Papiamentu, spoken primarily on Bonaire and Curaçao.

Read more about Papiamento:  History, Dialects, Grammar, Expressions, Comparison of Vocabularies

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Papiamento Orthography - Spelling-to-sound Correspondences - Consonants and Consonant Combinations
... Spelling Value in Papiamento (Aruba) (IPA) Examples Value in Papiamentu (Curaçao, Bonaire) (IPA) Examples Exceptions b /b/ bala, caba /b/ bibu, fabor ... chikito /tʃ/ chapi d /d/ documento, dal /d/ duru, dede In Papiamento, the ⟨d⟩ has a /t/ sound when final in words ending in -dad, -tad, -tud ... g⟩, ⟨k⟩, final except after stressed vowel /ŋ/ mango, pan /ŋ/ anker, bon In Papiamento, ⟨c⟩ followed by ⟨o⟩ or ⟨u⟩ would be pronounced as a /k/ (see below), thus ...
Papiamento Orthography - Spelling-to-sound Correspondences - Consonants and Consonant Combinations - Double Consonants and Digraphs
... Consonants are seldom doubled in Papiamento/u ... example of where consonants may appear twice, but in Papiamento they are not, e.g ... In Papiamento where the letter ⟨c⟩ is often used, the first ⟨c⟩ in words like acceso and occidente is pronounced ...
Papiamento - Comparison of Vocabularies
... provides a comparison of the vocabularies of Portuguese, Papiamento and the Portuguese creoles of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde ...
Papiamento Orthography
... Papiamento has a standardized orthography ... There are two dialects of Papiamento, one spoken on the island of Aruba and the other on the islands of Curaçao and Bonaire ... In Aruba it is called Papiamento, while in Curaçao it is called Papiamentu ...
List Of Countries Where Spanish Is An Official Language - Spanish-based Creole Language
... The Spanish-based creole language of Papiamento is official in Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. 689,000 1992 Regional Bonaire and Curaçao Papiamento 185,155 1981 Official Aruba Papiamento 60,000 Official Colombia Palenquero 500 Not official ...