Languages of U.S. Virgin IslandsSee language map.
U.S. Virgin Islands. 108,775. National or official language: English. U.S. Territory. 50 small islands plus St. John, St. Croix, St. Thomas. Literacy rate: 90% to 95%. Also includes Papiamentu (200), Spanish (4,444). Deaf institutions: 2. The number of languages listed for U.S. Virgin Islands is 3. Of those, 2 are living languages and 1 is extinct.
8,414 in U.S. Virgin Islands (1970 census).
Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English
|Virgin Islands Creole English||
52,250 in U.S. Virgin Islands (1980 WA). Population total all countries: 88,680. Also spoken in British Virgin Islands, Netherlands Antilles.
Dialects: Cruzan. St. Croix, St. Eustatius, St. John, and Saba are closest. Alleyne says it is post-creole English.
Classification: Creole, English based, Atlantic, Eastern, Southern
Extinct. Formerly in Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, St. John, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Alternate names: Dutch Creole.
Classification: Creole, Dutch based