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Languages of the Caribbean

A directory of various languages spoken throughout the Caribbean region.

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Caribbean Languages

Anguilla: English (official)

Antigua and Barbuda: English (official), local dialects

Aruba: Dutch (official), Papiamento (a Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, English dialect), English (widely spoken), Spanish

Bahamas: English (official), Creole (among Haitian immigrants)

Barbados: English

Bermuda: English (official), Portuguese

Cayman Islands: English

Costa Rica: Spanish (official), English

Dominica: English (official), French patois

Dominican Republic: Spanish

Grenada: English (official), French patois

Guadeloupe: French (official) 99%, Creole patois

Haiti: French (official), Creole (official)

Jamaica: English, patois English

Martinique: French, Creole patois

Netherlands Antilles: Papiamento 65.4% (a Spanish-Portuguese-Dutch-English dialect), English 15.9% (widely spoken), Dutch 7.3% (official), Spanish 6.1%, Creole 1.6%, other 1.9%, unspecified 1.8%

Puerto Rico: Spanish, English

Saint Kitts And Nevis: English

Saint Lucia: English (official), French patois

St Vincent And The Grenadines: English, French patois

Trinidad And Tobago: English (official), Hindi, French, Spanish, Chinese

Turks And Caicos Islands: English (official)

Virgin Islands - British: English (official)

Virgin Islands - U.S.: English 74.7%, Spanish or Spanish Creole 16.8%, French or French Creole 6.6%, other 1.9%


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