Languages of Saint LuciaSee language map.
Saint Lucia. 164,213. National or official language: English. Independent member of the British Commonwealth. 238 sq. miles. Literacy rate: 54%. Information mainly from L. Carrington 1984; H. Simmons-McDonald 1994. Blind population: 2,276 (1991 census). Deaf population: 800 to 8,791. Deaf institutions: 1. The number of languages listed for Saint Lucia is 2. Of those, both are living languages.
1,600 in Saint Lucia (2004).
Dialects: Saint Lucian English.
Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English
|Saint Lucian Creole French||
158,178 in Saint Lucia (2001). Population total all countries: 357,128. Also spoken in Dominica, France, Grenada, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago.
Alternate names: Patwa, Patois, Kwéyòl, Lesser Antillean Creole French.
Dialects: Not intelligible with Standard French. Saint Lucia Creole French is close to Dominican Creole French (97% to 99% intelligibility). Goodman (1964) says all French creoles of the Caribbean are somewhat inherently intelligible to each other's speakers. The dialect of Dominica is virtually the same as Saint Lucia.
Classification: Creole, French based