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

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Some important Dutch creoles are the following:

CREOLE LOCATION STATUS

Berbice Guyana EXTINCT

Skepi Guyana EXTINCT

Negerhollands 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
Curaçao
.

* Saramaccan

based mostly on