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Netherlands Antilles

Netherlands Antilles Language Stats

Definitions

  • Languages: A rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language.
  • Linguistic diversity index: LDI.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
English status Post-creole English is the dialect used (Alleyne). The third most important language in Netherlands Antilles. Bible 1382-1989. 1989
Languages Papiamento 65.4% (a Spanish-Portuguese-Dutch-English dialect), English 15.9% (widely spoken), Dutch 7.3% (official), Spanish 6.1%, Creole 1.6%, other 1.9%, unspecified 1.8% 2001
Linguistic diversity index 0.266 2009 127th out of 200

Citation

"Netherlands Antilles Language Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Netherlands-Antilles/Language