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Sigma KEE - AukanLanguage
aukan language
The AukanLanguage is a NdyukaLanguage of Suriname. SIL code: DJK. ISO 639-2: cpe. Population: 15,542 in Suriname, including 14,353 Aukan, 33 Aluku, 1,156 Paramaccan (1980 census). Population total both countries: 21,500 or more. Region: Eastern along the Marowijne and Tapanahony rivers, northeastern along the Cottica River. Aluku are along the French Guiana border and in French Guiana. Paramaccan are in northeast Suriname. Also spoken in French Guiana. Alternate names: NDYUKA, NDJUKA, NJUKA, 'DJUKA', 'DJOEKA', AUKAANS, OKANISI. Dialects: AUKAN, ALUKU (ALOEKOE, BONI), PARAMACCAN. Comments: Kwinti is further removed from Aukan than are Aluku and Paramaccan. The society was formed by escaped slaves. Subsistence and economy is Amerindian, social culture and religion are West African. Aluku has more French influence than Paramaccan does. Any spelling of Ndyuka without the initial nasal is considered derogatory. 'Aukan' is English, 'Aukaans' is Dutch. Dictionary. Grammar. Tonal. Literacy rate in first language: Below 1%. Literacy rate in second language: 15% to 25%. Traditional religion, Christian. NT 1999.(extract from
Instancesatlantic english based creole languageAn AtlanticEnglishBasedCreoleLanguage is an EnglishBasedCreoleLanguage that evolved in areas in and near the AtlanticOcean.(extract from
 content bearing physicalAny Object or Process that expresses content. This covers Objects that contain a Proposition, such as a book, as well as ManualSignLanguage, which may similarly contain a Proposition.
 creole languageA CreoleLanguage is a PidginLanguage that has developed and become the mother tongue for a community of people. This process is called 'creolization' and results in an expanded vocabulary and grammar structure that allow for communication as rich and complex as that of non-creole languages. While pidgins are regarded as reduced languages, creoles are considered expanded languages. That is, while pidgins develop to enable communication in relatively isolated domains, creoles allow for a full range of expressive possibilities on a par with more 'recognized' languages.(extract from
 english based creole languageAn EnglishBasedCreoleLanguage is a CreoleLanguage using a grammatical and core lexical foundation of the EnglishLanguage.(extract from
 entityThe universal class of individuals. This is the root node of the ontology.
 human languageThe subclass of Languages used by Humans.
 languageA system of signs for expressing thought. The system can be either natural or artificial, i.e. something that emerges gradually as a cultural artifact or something that is intentionally created by a person or group of people.
 linguistic expressionThis is the subclass of ContentBearingPhysical which are language-related. Note that this Class encompasses both Language and the the elements of Languages, e.g. Words.
 ndyuka languageA NdyukaLanguage are two closely-related SurinameEnglishBasedCreoleLanguages.(extract from
 physicalAn entity that has a location in space-time. Note that locations are themselves understood to have a location in space-time.
 spoken human languageA SpokenHumanLanguage is a HumanLanguage which has as its medium the human voice. It can also be represented visually through writing, although not all SpokenHumanLanguages have a codified written form.
 suriname english based creole languageA SurinameEnglishBasedCreoleLanguage is any of three AtlanticEnglishBasedCreoleLanguages spoken in Suriname.(extract from
Belongs to Class suriname english based creole language

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