Although the island is a mix of nationalities, African descendents make up the majority. This influence is especially prevalent in the language of Papiamentu, a language once used to bridge the gap between the slaves and owners, but now the keystone of Curaçao communication.
There are other areas as well, such as food, religion, and spirituality. These Caribbean African traditions, introduced in the late 1600s, continue to influence Curaçao to this day.
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