Berbice Creole Dutch

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A language of Guyana

Population

No known L1 speakers (2011 SIL). 15 with limited competence (Holm 1989).

Location

Berbice river area.

Language Status

10 (Extinct).

Dialects

Claim it is not inherently intelligible with Skepi Creole Dutch [skw] or the Rupununi dialect of Guyanese Creole English [gyn]. About one-third of the basic lexicon and most of the productive morphology is from Izon [ijc] in Nigeria; most of the rest of the lexicon is from Dutch [nld], 10% loans from Arawak [arw] and Guyanese Creole English.

Typology

SVO.

Language Development
Grammar.