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Maroon Societies and Creole Languages

The isolation of Maroon settlements and their efforts to keep outsiders at a distance have ensured that details of Maroon history remain incompletely documented. There were Maroons in Jamaica during the period of Spanish rule, for instance, before the English took over that island; but we don't know what language they spoke, or under what conditions it shifted to become the English-related creole spoken today.

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