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

East Berbice-Corentyne, Upper Demerara-Berbice regions.

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.