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  1. Ethnicity. Until the early 1980s, Belizean Creoles constituted close to 60% of the population of Belize.But, the demographics of the country have changed markedly. Because of the combined effects of immigration to Belize of people from other Central American countries, and emigration of an estimated 85,000 Creoles, most to the United States, in the early 21st century the Creoles make up only ...

  2. Jamaican Patois (/ ˈ p æ t w ɑː /; locally rendered Patwah and called Jamaican Creole by linguists) is an English-based creole language with West African influences, spoken primarily in Jamaica and among the Jamaican diaspora. A majority of the non-English words in Patois come from the West African Akan language.

  3. Roots music is a broad category of music including bluegrass, country music, gospel, old time music, jug bands, Appalachian folk, blues, Cajun and Native American music. The music is considered American either because it is native to the United States or because it developed there, out of foreign origins, to such a degree that it struck ...

  4. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › CaribbeanCaribbean - Wikipedia

    The Caribbean (/ ˌ k ær ɪ ˈ b iː ə n, k ə ˈ r ɪ b i ə n /, locally / ˈ k ær ɪ b i æ n /) (Spanish: El Caribe; French: la Caraïbe; Haitian Creole: Karayib; Dutch: De Caraïben) is a region of the Americas that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (some surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and some bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean) and the surrounding ...

  5. The first dictionary with entries documenting New Zealand English was probably the Heinemann New Zealand Dictionary published in 1979. Edited by Harry Orsman (1928–2002), it is a 1,337-page book with information relating to the usage and pronunciation of terms that were widely accepted throughout the English-speaking world, and those peculiar ...

  6. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › DialectDialect - Wikipedia

    Standard and nonstandard dialects. A standard dialect also known as a "standardized language" is supported by institutions. Such institutional support may include any or all of the following: government recognition or designation; formal presentation in schooling as the "correct" form of a language; informal monitoring of everyday usage; published grammars, dictionaries, and textbooks that set ...

  7. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › CreoleCreole - Wikipedia

    List of creole languages. English-based creole languages, sometimes abbreviated English creoles; French-based creole languages, also termed Bourbonnais creole or Mascarene creole in western Indian Ocean islands; Music. Creole music, a genre of folk music in Louisiana, the United States; Performers and record labels

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