Albertha Bell, the last speaker of Berbice Dutch Creole, is interviewed in March 2004. Berbice Dutch Creole was spoken in Guyana by enslaved Africans and their descendants until it went extinct with Bertha’s death in 2005. Based on Dutch and partly on Kalabari, an Eastern Ijo dialect from the Niger Delta of what is now Nigeria, basic words in the lect are around one third Kalabari Ijo.
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