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Dutch
[nld] L1 users: 11,400 (2011 SIL). Status: 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language. Alternate Names: Nederlands. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, Low Saxon-Low Franconian, Low Franconian. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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English
[eng] L1 users: 4,100 (2011 SIL). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Papiamentu
[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.

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Sign Language of the Netherlands
[dse] Scattered. Status: 6a (Vigorous). Classification: Sign language. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Spanish
[spa] L1 users: 5,700 (2011 SIL). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Ibero-Romance, West Iberian, Castilian. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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