Barbadian Creole (Bajan)

Barbados is a contemporary nation state that won its independence from Britain in 1966. While the official language of this country is English, the population also speaks an English related Creole, Bajan, arising from a particular language contact situation of slavery and bonded servitude, under British colonization. Bajan is unique amongst languages in the Anglophone Caribbean territories, because its creole affiliations have been questioned.

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