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By John Lipski

ISBN-10: 8484893677

ISBN-13: 9788484893677

Highland Bolivia, recognized in colonial instances as Alto Perú, was once the location of the earliest sizeable 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 referred to as Yungas stay in that quarter this present day. In a number 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 US. according to large fieldwork within the Afro-Bolivian groups, this booklet presents an in depth description of this detailed and interesting 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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