A Dutch creole is a creole language that has been substantially influenced by the Dutch language.
Most Dutch-based creoles originated in Dutch colonies in the Americas and Southeast Asia, after the 17th century expansion of Dutch maritime power. Almost all of them are now extinct.
Some important Dutch creoles are the following:
Dutch has also made a significant contribution to other creoles:
- based mostly on Portuguese, spoken in Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao.
- based mostly on English, Portuguese and African languages, spoken in Suriname
- based mostly on English, spoken in Suriname
Despite its name, Pennsylvania Dutch is not descended from Dutch, but is a variety of West Central German.