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What languages are spoken in Aruba and Barbuda?


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2017-12-05 02:36:44
2017-12-05 02:36:44

For the languages of Aruba, click here.For the languages of Antigua and Barbuda, click here.


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2010-02-04 19:21:51
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Dutch and Papiamento are the official languages of Aruba. Papiamento is a mix of native languages with African, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish languages. But the use of English is rising constantly because of the importance of tourism to the Caribbean island.

English is the official language of Barbuda. The first permanent European explorers and settlers of the island were Spanish and then French. The English were third in line, and formed a permanent colony and foothold on Barbuda as of 1666.

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Yes, French is one of the many languages that may be heard spoken in Aruba. The official languages are Dutch and Papiamento. Papiamento is a creole language derived from Portuguese with vocabulary from African languages, Arawak native languages, and English. Other spoken languages include Chinese, English, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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Dutch and Papiamento are the official languages in Aruba. Specifically, Papiamento is a creole language derived from Portuguese with vocabulary from African languages, Arawak native languages, and English. Other spoken languages include Chinese, English, French, German, and Portuguese. Spanish is reluctant but practical choice since Aruba is just 17 miles (27 kilometers) off the northern South American coast.

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Yes, Spanish is often spoken on Aruba. But it isn't an official language. Aruba is only about 17 miles [27 kilometers; 14.7 nautical miles] from Venezuela. The official languages of Aruba are Dutch and Papiamento

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The 1 official language of Antigua & Barbuda is English, but the majority of the population speaks a language called Antiguan Creole English. The educational system dissuades the use of Antiguan Creole and instruction is done in Standard British English. Spanish is spoken by around 10,000 inhabitants. Here is a list of all the languages of Antigua and Barbuda: English Antiguan Creole Spanish American Sign Language


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