[pap] Widespread. 135,000 in Curacao, all users. L1 users: 115,000 (2011 SIL). L2 users: 20,000. Total users in all countries: 339,870 (as L1: 319,870; as L2: 20,000). Status: 1 (National). De facto national language. Alternate Names: Curassese, Curaçoleño, Papiamen, Papiamento, Papiamentoe. Autonym: Papiamentu. Dialects: None known. 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