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By John Lipski

Highland Bolivia, recognized in colonial occasions as Alto Perú, used to be the location of the earliest great importation of African slaves in Spanish the USA. regardless of the hardships of colonial slavery and demographic assimilation, a small yet identifiable Afro-Bolivian inhabitants often called Yungas stay in that sector at the present time. In a couple of remoted Yungas groups, a restructured Afro-Hispanic language survives along modern Spanish, obviously representing a survival of the pidginized Spanish as soon as spoken through African-born slaves (bozales) in colonial Spanish the United States. in accordance with vast fieldwork within the Afro-Bolivian groups, this booklet offers a close description of this distinctive and engaging Afro-Bolivian dialect. In so doing, it highlights the significance of Yungas speech to Spanish dialect in addition to creole studies.

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