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    Senior Member rob o's Avatar
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    Aruban or Arubian

    OK....once and for all I need to know.....is it ARUBAN or ARUBIAN?


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    Senior Member Mr. Ratt's Avatar
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    I think it depends on who you talk to on the island.
    I've heard both.

    Either way, it's paradise.

    be well, brightest blessings

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    Both are used

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    It's definitively Aruban. Some people use Arubian but that's no good...

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    From now on, I will use Aruban!
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    Rob- I have always said Aruban, but just to be sure I looked it up on wikipedia. It is Aruban
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cecile View Post
    Rob- I have always said Aruban, but just to be sure I looked it up on wikipedia. It is Aruban
    I think it's official....but we'll wait for Arubalisa (AKA the Aruba Encyclopedia) to make it final.
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    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
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    I did not comment because I have never been given a definitive answer.

    Either way, most peope I think would know who you are referring to. Whether or not which was proper or whether one would be insulted by use of the other term, I suppose is up to discussion.

    Cecile, imho , "Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit", is a good source of random info, but I think others would agree, that with anyone being able to edit it and say whatever they wish, you could write Aruban and I could write Arubian and well, you get the idea.
    Last edited by Arubalisa; 05-18-2008 at 02:28 PM.

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    i don't think it is a secret that all arubans are educated.

    the term that i often wonder about is "locals". here in waterville maine, the folks HATE the term locals.

    wondering how aruban residents feel about sometimes being referred to as locals?

    andrea

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Ratt View Post
    I think it depends on who you talk to on the island.
    I've heard both.
    (shhh... between you and I, the more, shall I say, educated residents use Aruban).

    Either way, it's paradise.

    be well, brightest blessings

    Mr. Ratt
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    Andrea,I was about to say the same thing,that the Aruban people are very educated

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