Papiamento (pronounced [pæpjəˈmɛntoʊ]/) is the most widely spoken language on the Caribbean islands, having official status on the islands of Aruba and Curaçao. The language is also recognized on Bonaire by the Dutch government. It is derived from African and Portuguese languages with some influences from English, Dutch and Spanish. Papiamento has two main dialects: Papiamento, spoken primarily on Aruba; and Papiamentu, spoken primarily on Bonaire and Curaçao.
Writing system: Latin alphabet
Official language in: Aruba, Curaçao, Caribbean Netherlands