Bileez eena Kriol, Langsaid Sohn Difrant Langwij Way

Wi tank Ian Hsieh fi tel wi bowt di difrans between di Mandarin Chaineez way fi seh Bileez ahn di Taiwan way fi seh Bileez. Afta hihn mi tel mi dis, Ah geh di aidyaa fi shyaa how sohn ada langwij seh ahn spel wi nayhn. Ada dan Spanish, Kriol, ahn Inglish weh mee noa, Ah jos du wahn chek pahn “Google Translate” soh fagiv mi if maybi sohn a dehnya maita seh difrant if yoo noa di langwij.

Bileez = Kriol
Belice = Spanish
Balisi = Garifuna
Belize = English

If yu noa if eni a di 3 Maiya (Maya) langwij eena Bileez ga wahn Maiya way fi seh ahn spel Bileez, pleez mek wi noa!

伯利兹 Bó lìzī = Chinese (Mandarin) used in China
貝里斯 Bèlǐsī = Chinese for Belize used in Taiwan
ベリーズ Berīzu = Japanese
Белиз Beliz = Bulgarian
벨리즈 Bellijeu = Korean
பெலிஸ் Pelis = Tamil

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Kriol is the language spoken by many Belizeans, especially the Creole people of Belize. Although it is often perceived as a dialect of English, it is indeed it's own language with grammar and spelling rules. The National Kriol Council of Belize was created to promote the culture and language of the Kriol people of Belize, as well as harmony among all the ethnic groups of Belize. Please visit the website of the National Kriol Council of Belize for lots of good information about the Kriol language and the Creole people.

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