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06-10-2011, 06:13 AM
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 : :)




06-10-2011, 07:11 AM
Cool. Thanks for posting. :)

06-10-2011, 07:41 AM
Cool. Thanks for posting. :)

Somebody had to fill the gap :D

06-14-2011, 07:56 PM
SWEET!!! (Dushi?) Masha Danki!

06-16-2011, 08:24 PM
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.

06-26-2011, 10:23 AM

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