It’s a question that I get asked often enough.
Being from the Caribbean means I’m mixed. On my Dad’s side I got Polish, Scottish, English, French, Mosquito Indian, Jamaican and West African. On my Mom’s side I got Spanish, Irish and Native American. It’s kinda a mouth full to explain.
Once, we went to a family meeting held in three different languages. English, Spanish and Patois (San Andrés–Providencia Creole). It was weird because when the speaker started speaking in Patois, my cousins and I all looked at each other in confusion. Meanwhile our parents were all nodding in agreement. We didn’t even know about that language existed, much less that our parents could understand!