The Island Girl’s Guide to Papiamentu

Papiamentu or Papiamento, the language I grew up with, my first language is only spoken on the so called ABC islands: Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. This fact alone makes me a proud Papiamentu speaker. It means we, the ABC islanders are kind of special. Just imagine; a language that is spoken only on three tiny little dots of islands in the Caribbean and nowhere else in the whole wide world.