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World Translation Center can provide professional Papiamentu translation services for English to Papiamentu and Papiamentu to English. We can also translate Papiamentu to and from over 150 other languages, including all the principal languages of Europe, Asia, South America, the Middle East and a wide range of African languages, at competitive prices.

Our Papiamentu specialists will be able to provide translation for virtually any project you might have, including marketing materials, technical, financial, legal and medical documents, websites and software. Our skilled project managers will match your project with a translator team best suited for the area of expertise needed. Every linguist works exclusively in his or her own mother tongue and within his or her area of expertise guaranteeing not only quality translation, but proper localization as well. After each document is translated, it will be edited and proofread by another professional translator to assure maximum quality.

We also make available transcription, video recording and subtitling services. In the event that you need to have an existing video dubbed, a commercial narrated or a telephone system recorded, our native Papiamentu speakers are available to provide high quality voiceover services.

We pride ourselves in delivering high quality cost-effective services, whether your project is small or large, simple or highly complex.

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Papiamento and Papiamentu Information

In Aruba, the language is called Papiamento and in Curaçao and Bonaire it is called Papiamentu.

Papiamento/u is one of the official languages of the Netherlands Antilles along with Dutch, which is the main written language used on these islands. It is a Creole language that contains elements of Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, English and French, as well as Arawak and some African languages.

In 1993 Papiamento/u was introduced as a language of primary school education in Curaçao, making this one of very few places where a Creole language is used as a means of acquiring basic literacy.

Papiamento has two main dialects: Papiamento in Aruba and Papiamentu in Curacao and Bonaire. Although the Papiamentu in Curaçao and Bonaire are very similar, there are still minor differences.
Spoken (Aruban) Papiamento sounds much more Spanish. The most apparent difference between the two dialects is given away in the name difference. Whereas Curaçao and Bonaire opted for a phonologically based spelling, Aruba uses an etymologically based spelling. Many words in Aruba end with "o" while that same word ends with "u" in Curaçao and Bonaire. Similarly, there is also a difference between the usage of "k" in Curaçao and Bonaire and "c" in Aruba.

For example:

English

Papiamento

Papiamentu

Stick

Palo

Palu

House

Cas

Kas

Knife

Cuchiu

Kuchú

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