One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for Taki-Taki
- ‘This, at least, is our conclusion, because ever since that time, three hundred years ago, an English-based Creole (called Sranan, Negro-English, Surinaams, or Taki-Taki) has been the national language of Suriname.’
- ‘In Sranan only 18 per cent of the words are of English origin, with 4.3 per cent of African origin, 3.2 per cent of Portuguese, and 21.5 per cent of Dutch; 4.3 per cent could be derived from either English or Dutch.’
- ‘The country's national language is Dutch, but many other languages are spoken, including Sranan (the national Creole) and languages specific to various ethnic groups.’
From Taki-Taki Sranan tongo, literally ‘Suriname tongue’.
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