Datapoint Negerhollands/Gender-related use

In 1881 Erik Pontopiddan wrote that Negerhollands had almost completely disappeared from the island of St. Croix (Virgin Islands), but that on St. Thomas (Virgin Islands) "only sporadically elderly women" were to be found who could still speak the language. Then he mentions that on the small island of St. Jan (Virgin Islands) Negerhollands "is mother- and daily tongue of the older generation" (Van Rossem & Van der Voort 1996). From this I conclude that the language was not exclusively or predominantly used by only one gender group. De Josselin de Jong does not give any mention about this either.


Used to the same extent by both genders