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Home » Articles » Destinations » Central America and Caribbean » Aruba, One Happy Island
Aruba, One Happy Island
Submitted by pablo on 2008-08-06 06:58:45 (via
“When I think of Aruba, I see sun, white beaches and light-blue sea.“
That is the place i want to be right now! So much fun and happiness going around! No wonder they call it “one happy island”. Say “Arrrrrruuuuuuuba” )))
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Submitted by bindero on 2008-08-15 07:50:56
wow. never heard of papiamento before. I bet you can't study it as a foreign language, nor find any tutorials or books....
anyway, does it have the status being used in official documents, or is it just a language spoken by the people?
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-08-15 11:39:28
It's the native language. Official language is Dutch. You can find souvenirs with a couple of sentences, that's about it right now. Papiamento has been introduced now into the education system as a language, so my guess is it will take a couple of years to get this material available to the public who wants to learn the language on a FYI basis than as for educational purposes. However, if you know some spanish and some portuguese I say you are halfway there, it won't be hard then to learn the language
Submitted by sweetdaddy38 on 2008-08-17 12:20:42
Am living aruba for 4 years now and its a bit a hard the language orgin in curacou the island next to aruba trought slavery its a dailect with dutch portugese spanish english african and more
you can find books in aruba at teh book stores or study here
Submitted by sweetdaddy38 on 2008-08-17 12:12:18
Hi there every one Im from Jamaica but am living in aruba aruba its a beautyfull island nice white sandy beach nice culture nice people wonderfull language papiamento is not really a language its more as an dailect with spanish portuguse english african mixed but the officail language is dutch but native language is papiamento
when you reach aruba they will carry you to Noord a nice city with allot of beautyfull hotels and for shopping clubbing casino jewerly you will have to ask the taxi to carry you to town the town name oranjestand
and the night life is very sweet aruban music is mostly spanish and caribbean music as in soca reggae ska steelpan and if your a person that likes to see culture you have to go San nicolaas thats the only place in Aruba that have dark skin and english language and if you want to relax just ask them for Baby beach the aruban food is very nice aruba is a mulato country every one is mixed well not every one but most and aruba have allot of places to explore and if you want to have fun come aruba around jan feb when it have the carnival to see the culture the dance the music if you need more info contact me please
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Submitted by sergiow13 on 2008-09-08 08:13:36
If anyone has any questions about aruba please feel free to e-mail me: i can inform you about the hot spots , the best restaurants , the best days to go out, the clubs, concerts or events, happy hours and just about anything. i'm from aruba myself i've lived there for 18 years and i love it :)so if you have any questions feel free to ask
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-10-09 23:25:37
aruba is fun, happy island full of great beaches, resturants, entertainment, sunsets, great weather and friendly people. i love this happy island that i travel there 9 months a year to live for my health issues ( buristis in shoulder and allergies)
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