Ethnologue: Areas: Americas

Antigua

93,000 including Barbuda (1995). Self governing part of British West Indies. Literacy rate 90%. Also includes people from India and Pakistan. Christian, traditional religion. Deaf institutions: 1. Data accuracy estimate: B. The number of languages listed for Antigua is 2.

ENGLISH [ENG] 322,000,000 in all countries (1995 WA). Indo-European, Germanic, West, North Sea, English. National language. Bible 1535-1989. NT 1525-1985. Bible portions 1530-1987.

LESSER ANTILLEAN CREOLE ENGLISH [VIB] 64,000 in Antigua (1990); 350,000 in all countries. Virgin Islands to Tobago. Creole, English based, Atlantic, Eastern, Southern. Closest to Barbuda, St. Kitts, Montserrat, Nevis. Most villagers deny the existence of a creole, although they speak it. There is a creole continuum with Standard English. Agriculturalists: sugarcane. Survey needed.


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