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Languages of Martinique

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Martinique. 429,510. National or official language: French. A French department in the Windward Islands. Literacy rate: 89% to 93%. Also includes Vietnamese (330), Arabic (500), Chinese (500). The number of languages listed for Martinique is 2. Of those, both are living languages.

Living languages

French

[fra] 9,000 in Martinique (2004).  Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Gallo-Romance, Gallo-Rhaetian, Oïl, French 
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Martiniquan Creole French

[gcf] 418,454 in Martinique (2001).  Alternate names: Patwa, Patois, Guadeloupean Creole French.  Classification: Creole, French based 
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