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Dutch
[nld] L1 users: 1,070 (2001 census). Bonaire 950, Sint Eustatius 100, Saba 20. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (2010, Provisional Official Languages Law, BWBW0028827, Article 2). 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: 3,390 (2001 census). Bonaire 300, Sint Eustatius 1,900, Saba 1,190. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (2010, Provisional Official Languages Law, BWBR0028827, Article 2). Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English. Comments: Non-indigenous. When Creole languages exist alongside their lexifier language, a continuum forms of variations between the Creole and the lexifier language. It is therefore difficult to substantiate the number of Creole speakers and English speakers.

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Netherlands Antilles Creole English
[vic] L1 users: 4,500 (2011 SIL). Status: 6b (Threatened). Alternate Names: Virgin Islands Creole English. Dialects: Saba Creole English, Statia Creole English. Classification: Creole, English based, Atlantic, Eastern, Southern. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Papiamentu
[pap] Bonaire. L1 users: 8,100 (2001 census). 8,060 on Bonaire. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (2010, Provisional Official Languages Law, BWBR0028827, Article 2). Alternate Names: Papiamen, Papiamento, Papiamentoe. Classification: Creole, Iberian based. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Spanish
[spa] L1 users: 1,480 (2001 census). Bonaire 1,270, Sint Eustatius 130, Saba 70. Status: 3 (Wider communication). Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Ibero-Romance, West Iberian, Castilian. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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