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Native to Aruba, Curaçao, Caribbean Netherlands: Bonaire
Native speakers 412,694  (date missing)
Language family
Portuguese Creole
  • Upper Guinea Creole
    • Papiamento
Writing system Latin (Papiamento orthography)
Official status
Official language in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao
Linguasphere 51-AAC-be
Location map of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao, where Papiamento is spoken

Papiamento or Papiamentu 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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