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Rama Cay Creole

Rama Cay Creole
Native to Nicaragua
Region Rama Cay
Native speakers
unknown (630 cited 1989)[1]
English Creole
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Linguist list
bzk-ram

Rama Cay Creole is a Creole language spoken by some 800 to 900 people on the island of Rama Cay in eastern Nicaragua. It is based on Miskito Coast Creole with additional elements of the Chibchan language Rama and purportedly some elements of English spoken with a German accent. The creolization of the language is supposed to have happened when Moravian missionaries who were native Germans but preached in English encouraged the Rama-speaking population of the island to shift to English.

References

  1. ^ Nicaraguan Creole English at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  • Report on Miskito Coast Creole with a short mention of Rama Cay Creole
  • Assadi, Barbara, 1983, Rama Cay Creole English, pp. 115–122 in Holm, John A, Ed. 1983 Central American English. Varieties of English around the World. T2. Heidelberg: Gross. John Benjamins: Amsterdam.


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