Chabacano Greetings, History

By Adam Wenger on
Chabacon, also spelled Chavacano, is a Spanish-based Creole language spoken in the Phillippines. In Spanish, the word "chabacono" means "poor taste," or "low quality," which suggests a negative connotation. Does this mean that those who speak chabacano are looked down on? There's not enough information to say, but what we do know is that the language has survived nearly 400 years and should be celebrated accordingly. Most chabacano words are derived from Spanish, which gives them a...Read Full Story