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Languages of Grenada

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Grenada. 89,211. National or official language: English. Grenada, Carriacou, and Petit Martinique Islands. Literacy rate: 95% (1991 WA). Also includes East Indian (3,300). Deaf population: 5,699. Deaf institutions: 1. The number of languages listed for Grenada is 3. Of those, all are living languages.

Living languages

English

[eng] 750 in Grenada (2004).  Dialects: Grenadian English.  Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English 
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Grenadian Creole English

[gcl] 89,227 (2001).  Dialects: Carriacou Creole English. Closest to Trinidad and Barbados.  Classification: Creole, English based, Atlantic, Eastern, Southern 
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Grenadian Creole French

[acf] 2,300 in Grenada (2004). Carriacou Island. On northern Grenada Island it is in scattered pockets, mainly in rural areas. Alternate names: Lesser Antillean Creole French.  Dialects: Patwa, Patois.  Classification: Creole, French based 
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