Papiamento

noun

Pa·​pia·​men·​to ˌpä-pyə-ˈmen-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce Papiamento (audio)
variants or less commonly Papiamentu
: a Spanish-based creole language of Netherlands Antilles

Word History

Etymology

Spanish, from Papiamento papya talk + -mentu -ment

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Papiamento was in 1895

Dictionary Entries Near Papiamento

Cite this Entry

“Papiamento.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Papiamento. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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