[pap] Also in Aruba (Papiamento), Caribbean Netherlands, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Sint Maarten, United States, U.S. Virgin Islands. 115,000 in Curacao (2011 SIL). Population total all countries: 263,200. Status: 1 (National). De facto national language. Alternate Names: Curaçoleño, Curassese, Papiamen, Papiamento, Papiamentoe Dialects: Becoming more like Spanish [spa], which is prestigious. Papiamentu is genetically related to Kabuverdianu [kea] and Crioulo (Guinea-Bissau) [pov] (Jacobs 2009). Classification: Creole, Iberian based Comments: Christian.
Sign Language of the Netherlands