Papiamento is a Creole language containing elements of Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, English and French, as well as Arawakan and African languages. It is spoken by about 330,000 people in Cura├žao, Bonaire and Aruba, which were formerly known as the Netherlands Antilles. There are also Papiamento speakers in the Netherlands and Sint Maarten. In Cura├žao and Bonaire the language is known as Papiamentu, and it is known as Papiamento in Aruba. In Aruba the official languages are Papiamento and Dutch but English is widely spoken. Knowing a few pleasantries in Papiamento will get you a long way with the locals. Give it a try! ÔÇő