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Languages of Aruba

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Aruba. 71,218. National or official language: Dutch. Government has been autonomous since 1986 from Netherlands Antilles. By agreement of all parties, it remains part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Also includes Spanish (9,700), Sranan. The number of languages listed for Aruba is 3. Of those, all are living languages.

Living languages

Dutch

[nld] 5,289.  Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, Low Saxon-Low Franconian, Low Franconian 
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English

[eng] 3,000.  Dialects: Aruba English.  Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English 
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Papiamentu

[pap] 60,000 in Aruba (1999).  Alternate names: Papiamento, Papiam, Curaçoleño, Curassese, Papiamentoe.  Classification: Creole, Iberian based 
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