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The culture of St. Martin is a blend of its African, French, British, and Dutch heritage. Although St. Martin is a single island, it contains two separate nations: Saint-Martin, a French overseas collectivity; and Sint Maarten, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Although each side's culture is influenced by their respective administering countries, they share enough similar heritage and traditions that it can be difficult to tell where Saint-Martin ends and Sint Maarten begins. With so many different nationalities present, quite a few languages are spoken. An English-based creole is the local dialect. However, the official languages are French for Saint-Martin, with Dutch and English being official for Sint Maarten.