Thursday, April 13, 2017

Rincón, Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

Focus on Rincón Cemetery:  Let's talk about language. Bonaire is a special municipality of the Kingdom on the Netherlands, so you would expect to see a touch of Dutch on the headstones. 'Born' and 'died' are in Dutch, but the final salutation is in Papiamento, the language of the ABC islands. Sosega na pas means 'Rest in Peace' in Papiamento. [2017]

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