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Old Monday, May 12th, 2008, 02:10 PM
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i agree that mondi can be used here, although mondi we see it as a tropical vegetation (cacti, weed, and some trees like kwihi, divi-divi, etc.) the trees are not that tall or denser than in a forest, curacao have a more denser vegetation and they call it bos which is a dutch word for forest.

yes the "kontra" in aruba means against. it's kind of tricky, the curacao papiamento is influenced by the dutch and the one of aruba is by the spanish. the bonaire is also influenced by the dutch but lesser than the curacaolanians. the bonaire language has this primitive version. for example the word ice, aruba say "ijs" which is the same as in dutch, curacao also, the bonaire say "awa duro"(hard water).
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