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By John Lipski

Highland Bolivia, recognized in colonial instances as Alto Perú, used to be the positioning of the earliest significant 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. 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 via African-born slaves (bozales) in colonial Spanish the US. in line with vast fieldwork within the Afro-Bolivian groups, this booklet offers a close description of this distinct 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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