Languages of Belize: Belizean Creole, English Language, Garifuna Language, Mopan Maya Language, Plautdietsch Language, Q'Eqchi' Language, S

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Spanish Language, English Language, Plautdietsch, Belizean Creole, Yucatec Maya Language, Garifuna Language, Q'eqchi' Language, Languages of Belize, Guatemala-Belize Language Exchange Project, Mopan Language. Excerpt: This article contains IPA phonetic symbols. Without proper rendering support , you may see question marks, ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Spanish Language, English Language, Plautdietsch, Belizean Creole, Yucatec Maya Language, Garifuna Language, Q'eqchi' Language, Languages of Belize, Guatemala-Belize Language Exchange Project, Mopan Language. Excerpt: This article contains IPA phonetic symbols. Without proper rendering support , you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode characters. Kriol item Language codes item ISO 639-1 : None item ISO 639-2 : none item ISO 639-3 : bzj Belizean Creole English , known as Kriol by its speakers, is an English-based creole language most closely related to Miskito Coastal Creole , Limón Coastal Creole , Colón Creole , San Andrés and Providencia Creole , Guyanese Creole , Jamaican Patois and English creoles of the Caribbean show similarity as well. Kriol has about 400,000 speakers, in Belize (where it is the lingua franca and is spoken by 70 % of the population) and in the Belizean diaspora , mostly in the United States . Kriol was historically spoken by the Kriols , a population of mainly African and British ancestry. However, most Belizean Garifunas , Mestizos , Maya , and other ethnic groups speak Kriol as at least a second language, and it is the only true common language among all groups. Linguistic biography Belizean Kriol is a creole language deriving mainly from English. Its substrate languages are the Native American language Miskito , and the various West African languages which were brought into the country by slaves. These include Akan , Igbo , and Twi . The pidgin that emerged due to the contact of English landowners and their West African slaves to ensure basic communication was extended over the years. The actual creolization occurred around 1680-1700, when the British were firmly settled in the Caribbean. It was not, however, the Belizea...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781155536378
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/4/2010
  • Pages: 46
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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