Published February 18, 2016
This video was recorded in Del Rio, a city in Texas not far from the Mexican border. Though fluency in the language has declined in recent decades, Bertha, a longtime Texas resident with ties to Coahuila, is considering working with community leaders to launch a revitalization movement, including organized language classes. Seminole Creole — known formally by linguists as 'Afro-Seminole Creole' and sometimes informally by its speakers as 'Seminole' — is spoken by around 200 people, principally in the U.S. states of Texas and Oklahoma, and the Mexican state of Coahuila. Technically a variety of the Gullah-Geechee language, Seminole Creole emerged in the eighteenth century, when self-freed slaves from Georgia and the Carolinas joined the Seminole Nation of Florida. An English-based Creole language, Seminole Creole is related to many Caribbean languages, including Jamaican Patois and Trinidadian Creole. Read more on Wikipedia: http://bit.ly/1PHZGMj.