Papiamento is a creole language spoken on the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and CuraÃ§ao. It is also well known by people in Saba, Saint Eustatius, and Saint Martin. Linguistic studies have shown that roughly two thirds of the words in Papiamento's present vocabulary are of Iberian origin, a quarter are of Dutch origin, and the rest come from other tongues. Approximately how many people speak Papiamento?
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Lenin was a Russian revolutionary, leader of the Bolshevik party, and the first premier of the Soviet Union. Trained as a lawyer, he turned his attention to Marxism in the 1890s and later adapted it to his own theory, Leninism. By 1921, after years of intense struggle, he and his party had successfully gained control of Russia. He died three years later, and the city of Petrograd was renamed Leningrad in his honor. This remained the name of the city until when?
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Nicklaus is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time, and his legendary rivalry with Arnold Palmer helped turn golf into a major spectator sport. Nicklaus won three British Open Championships, four US Opens, five PGA Championships, and six Masters-- a record number of wins that is as yet unmatched. Where did Nicklaus acquire his famous nickname, "The Golden Bear?"