Although Curacao is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands the island has the status of a Country. This is not the same for all other islands within the kingdom like for example Aruba. Therefore Curacao also has its own National Anthem.
Of course this national anthem is sung in Papiamentu, the local language (or actually dialect) which is not understood by many people outside the island.
This video will give you a sentence-by-sentence translation of Curacao’s National Anthem!
We have many more Papiamentu lessons on our website for you to prepare for your Curacao holiday:
Curacao has three official languages; Dutch, Papiamentu and English. Although many people on Curacao will also speak and understand Spanish. This mix of languages is maybe logical to explain because most of Curacao’s tourists originate from the Eastern United States, South America and Holland.
The most widely spoken language is Papiamentu, a Portuguese creole spoken in all levels of society. For administration and legal matters Dutch is the sole language though.