Languages of Dominican RepublicSee language map.
República Dominicana. 8,833,634. National or official language: Spanish. Literacy rate: 68% to 94%. Also includes Catalan-Valencian-Balear, Japanese (1,500), North Levantine Spoken Arabic (3,000), Southwestern Caribbean Creole English (22,000), Chinese (25,000). Blind population: 5,000. Deaf population: 474,490. Deaf institutions: 3. The number of languages listed for Dominican Republic is 4. Of those, all are living languages.
|Dominican Sign Language||
Dialects: Lexical similarity 85% to 90% with ASL, and uses most of the features of ASL, such as absent referent and reduplication.
Classification: Deaf sign language
8,000 in Dominican Republic (1989 J. Holm). Samaná Peninsula, northeastern Dominican Republic.
Dialects: Samaná English.
Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English
|Haitian Creole French||
159,000 in Dominican Republic (1987).
Alternate names: Kreyol, Aiysyen.
Classification: Creole, French based
6,886,000 in Dominican Republic (1995).
Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Ibero-Romance, West Iberian, Castilian