By John Lipski

Highland Bolivia, identified in colonial instances as Alto Perú, used to be the location of the earliest immense 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 zone this present day. 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 by way of African-born slaves (bozales) in colonial Spanish the USA. in accordance with broad fieldwork within the Afro-Bolivian groups, this booklet presents 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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Highland Bolivia, recognized in colonial occasions as Alto Perú, was once the location of the earliest large importation of African slaves in Spanish the United States. regardless of the hardships of colonial slavery and demographic assimilation, a small yet identifiable Afro-Bolivian inhabitants often called Yungas stay in that zone this day.

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