Papiamento

noun
Pa·​pia·​men·​to | \ ˌpä-pyə-ˈmen-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce Papiamento (audio) \
variants: or less commonly Papiamentu \ ˌpä-​pyə-​ˈmen-​(ˌ)tü How to pronounce Papiamentu (audio) \

Definition of Papiamento

: a Spanish-based creole language of Netherlands Antilles

First Known Use of Papiamento

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Papiamento

Spanish, from Papiamento papya talk + -mentu -ment

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“Papiamento.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Papiamento. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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