Dominican Sign Language
[eng] Samaná Peninsula, northeastern Dominican Republic. 8,000 in Dominican Republic (Holm 1989). Status: 6b (Threatened). Dialects: Samaná English. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English Comments: Descendants of ex-USA slaves settled in 1824. Reportedly a settlement of African slaves existed here in the early 1500s. Includes features of creolization and archaic Black English.