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Languages of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. 117,193. National or official language: English. Self governing, part of British West Indies. Literacy rate: 85%. Also includes Portuguese (200). The number of languages listed for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is 3. Of those, 2 are living languages and 1 is extinct.

Living languages


[eng] 400 in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (2004).  Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English 
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Vincentian Creole English

[svc] 138,000 (1989 J. Holm). Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Dialects: Closest to Guyana, Tobago.  Classification: Creole, English based, Atlantic, Eastern, Southern 
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Extinct languages

Carib, Island

[crb] Extinct. Formerly also in Dominica. Dialects: Vincentian.  Classification: Arawakan, Maipuran, Northern Maipuran, Caribbean 
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