Papiamento facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPapiamento
|Native to||Aruba, Curaçao, Caribbean Netherlands: Bonaire|
|Native speakers||412,694 (date missing)|
|Writing system||Latin (Papiamento orthography)|
|Official language in||Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao|
Location map of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao, where Papiamento is spoken
Papiamento (English pronunciation: //) or Papiamentu (English //) is a creole language spoken in the Caribbean. It is the most common language on the ABC islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. It is also commonly spoken in Sint Eustatius and Saba.
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Burial site and monument to Doctor Moises Frumencio da Costa Gomez, the first prime minister of the Netherlands Antilles, with a message inscribed in Papiamento: No hasi ku otro loke bo no ke pa otro hasi ku bo, roughly meaning: "Do not do unto others what you do not want others do unto you.”
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