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A Creole language thriving

It’s become fairly common to hear about languages dying, but this is an exception. Papiamentu, a Creole language spoken on a handful of islands off the coast of Venezuela, is showing signs of official acceptance. Spoken by around 250,000 people on the islands of Curaçao, Bonaire and Aruba, the language is used by the media(…)