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    Default Papiamentu Links

    As regular visitors will know, the local language of Bonaire is Papiamentu. Papiamentu is a Creole language that is a mixture of Spanish/Portuguese, Dutch, English & Arawak. It is a fairly simple language in its structure & the indigenous locals will really appreciate a few words of greeting. Of course, just about everyone speaks English & Dutch but why not have a go. Here are a few links with some basic phrases and a translator :

    http://www.papiamentu.com/papiamentu/index.html

    http://www.narin.com/papiamentu/vocab.html

    http://www.donamaro.nl/papiamentu/
    My names still Antony without the 'H'

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    Cool. Thanks for posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kob View Post
    Cool. Thanks for posting.
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    Default Other Papiamentu resources

    There's also a helpful little paperback book you can purchase on the island called "Getting Around the Islands in Papiamentu" that has a lot of conversational phrases and information, as well. I have found it quite useful.

    I think I picked mine up in the airport gift shop a few years ago.
    Cheers,
    Liz

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    Wink Thank you verry Muche

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    Thank you fore helping me out. I hear most people speak Dutche and Enlish.
    But i still whant to learn some Papiomento. Thanks to you i am one step further

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