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Pa·pia·men·tu(pä′pyə-mĕn′to͞o) also Pa·pia·men·to (-tō)
A creole based on Portuguese and pidginized Spanish and spoken in the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao.
[From Papiamentu papia, talk, probably from Portuguese papaguear, papear, to chatter, from papagaio, parrot.]
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(Languages) a creolized Spanish spoken in the Netherlands Antilles
[Spanish, from papia talk]
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Pa•pia•men•to(ˌpɑ pyəˈmɛn toʊ)
a Spanish-based creole spoken on Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao in the Netherlands Antilles.
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