Saramaccan is a Portuguese-based creole language spoken by about 24,000 people in Suriname and 2,000 people in French Guiana. Saramaccan has some similarities with the English-based creole languages of Suriname, Aukan and Sranan, and contains vocabulary from English, Dutch, and Sub-Saharan African languages such as Fongbe, Akan and Gbe.
De waka te de aan sinkii möön.
They walked until they were worn out.
U ta mindi kanda fu dee soni dee ta pasa ku u.
We make up songs about things that happen to us.
Information about Saramaccan
Aukaans/Ndjuká, Bislama, Cape Verdean Creole, Chavacano, Chinook Jargon, Fanagalo, French Guianese Creole, Guadeloupean Creole, Guinea-Bissau Creole, Haitian Creole, Jamaican, Kituba, Manado Malay, Mauritian Creole, Nagamese, Norfuk, Papiamento, Pijin, Réunion Creole, Sango, Saramaccan, Seychelles Creole, Sierra Leonean Creole, Sranan, Tok Pisin, Torres-Strait Creole