Thursday, February 02, 2006

Trinidad is in my blood, and so is Spanish

Here's a fact i ran across today that i sort of knew, since the country was owned and named by the Spanish after Columbus pillaged his way through.

"Spanish was spoken in Trinidad from the 1500s until the middle of the 20th century, and there are still some speakers of Trinidadian Spanish (as opposed to Venezuelans resident in Trinidad who, of course, speak Spanish). There has always been so much contact between the Trinidadian Spanish community and Venezuela that likely never deviated into a separate dialect."


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