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Old 02-13-2013, 10:32 AM
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A lot more like Castilian than Caribbean dialects!
I think the Spanish spoken in the Caribbean came about because of the Castilian influence. Alot of people from the Canary Islands of Spain went to Cuba, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico. Some settled in Louisiana.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:03 PM
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I think the Spanish spoken in the Caribbean came about because of the Castilian influence. Alot of people from the Canary Islands of Spain went to Cuba, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico. Some settled in Louisiana.
Castilian influence is much more obvious in the rest of Latin America, especially in Mexico, Peru, Colombia, and other countries. In the Spanish Caribbean and even in Venezuela, the influence is unquestionably Andalucian. The Spanish currently spoken in the Canary Islands has been influenced by the Spanish of the Caribbean, to the degree that some Taino words are used in the Canary Islands when the Taino indians lived in the Caribbean islands, not in the Canary. This came to be because not only did Canary islanders migrated in large numbers to Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico; but they also moved back to the Canary islands in large numbers and developed a large back and forth migration between the two island chains.

Most of the white people and the European blood mixed in most of the mixed race people in the Spanish Caribbean, originated in the Canary islands. DNA tests have even discovered Guanche genes in all three Spanish Caribbean islands, when that gene is native to the Canary islands.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:59 AM
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Castilian influence is much more obvious in the rest of Latin America, especially in Mexico, Peru, Colombia, and other countries. In the Spanish Caribbean and even in Venezuela, the influence is unquestionably Andalucian. The Spanish currently spoken in the Canary Islands has been influenced by the Spanish of the Caribbean, to the degree that some Taino words are used in the Canary Islands when the Taino indians lived in the Caribbean islands, not in the Canary. This came to be because not only did Canary islanders migrated in large numbers to Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico; but they also moved back to the Canary islands in large numbers and developed a large back and forth migration between the two island chains.

Most of the white people and the European blood mixed in most of the mixed race people in the Spanish Caribbean, originated in the Canary islands. DNA tests have even discovered Guanche genes in all three Spanish Caribbean islands, when that gene is native to the Canary islands.
I'm getting Castile mixed up with southern Spain.

I did mention that immigrants from the Canary Islands had an influence on the language in the Caribbean. The Spanish spoken in Equatorial Guinea sounds very similar.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:37 AM
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Considering that the Spanish spoken in Equatorial Guinea sounds similar to the Spanish spoken in the Caribbean, it could be possible that there was alot of influences from the Canary Islands in Equatorial Guinea. The Canary Islands closer to Africa than to Spain.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:20 AM
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Considering that the Spanish spoken in Equatorial Guinea sounds similar to the Spanish spoken in the Caribbean, it could be possible that there was alot of influences from the Canary Islands in Equatorial Guinea. The Canary Islands closer to Africa than to Spain.
That's possible. There is still a small minority, but economically very powerful, of Spaniards in Equatorial Guinea. It would be interesting to investigate from what part of Spain do most or a large segment of the Spaniards (and mixed race people with Spanish roots) arrived or descend from.

My guess is that most, or a significant part, of them are either from the Canary Islands or from southern Spain.

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Old 02-19-2013, 05:05 PM
 
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Equatorial Guinea's Spanish is much more similar to that of Spain than any Spanish spoken in Latin America
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:13 PM
 
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Equatorial Guinea's Spanish is much more similar to that of Spain than any Spanish spoken in Latin America
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:14 PM
 
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Always been curious about their culture...

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Equatorial Guinea's Spanish is much more similar to that of Spain than any Spanish spoken in Latin America
Interesting.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:51 PM
 
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I read somewhere that Cape Verde had very few natives and all were killed/de-tribalized/or died off with diseases so Portugues is the only language (except English for tourists). Am I wrong?
There really weren't any natives there (segundo os portugueses) when the Portuguese fleets showed up, and the islands are pretty damn barren. The Cape Verdeans are descended in various mixes from Portuguese and West Africans imported from the coast ranging from Dakar, Senegal and south. They think of themselves primarily as Portuguese culturally rather than African, as their language is Krioulu (African base, Portuguese vocabulary) with Portuguese as a second language. They don't speak any African languages, and religiously they are Catholic rather than traditional African or Muslim.
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