The Rama language; a text with grammatical notes
Rama is a Chibchan language spoken on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua. Although the community of Ramas has steadily increased in the last decades, from 825 in 1909 to 649 in 1981 (CIDCA 1982, the number of speakers of the Rama language has been steadily declining. The Rama community has been concentreated on the island of Rama Cay, south of Bluefields in the Bluefields lagoon. The main language of the Rama community today is Rama Creole, an English-based creole which is distintic from the English-based creole spoken by the Creole population of the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua (Holm 1984).