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A DUTCH CREOLE is a creole language that has been substantially influenced by the Dutch language
Dutch language
.

Most Dutch-based creoles originated in Dutch colonies in the Americas and Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
, after the 17th century expansion of Dutch maritime power. Almost all of them are now extinct.

LIST

Some important Dutch creoles are the following:

CREOLE LOCATION STATUS

Berbice Guyana
Guyana
EXTINCT

Skepi Guyana
Guyana
EXTINCT

Negerhollands U.S. Virgin Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands
EXTINCT

Petjo Indonesia
Indonesia
, immigrant community in the Netherlands
Netherlands
EXTINCT or critically in danger

Javindo Indonesia
Indonesia
EXTINCT

Ceylon Portuguese–Dutch Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
(formerly Ceylon) EXTINCT or critically in danger

Mohawk Dutch United States
United States
EXTINCT

Jersey Dutch ("Negro Dutch") United States
United States
EXTINCT

Dutch has also made a significant contribution to other creoles:

* Papiamento

based mostly on Portuguese, spoken in Aruba
Aruba
, Bonaire
Bonaire
and Curaçao .

* Saramaccan

based mostly on English, Portuguese and African languages, spoken in Suriname
Suriname

* Sranan Tongo

based mostly on English, spoken in Suriname
Suriname

Despite its name, Pennsylvania Dutch is not descended from Dutch, but is a variety of West Central German .

SEE ALSO

* Differences between Afrikaans and Dutch

REFERENCES

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