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Languages of Barbados

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Barbados. 292,000. National or official language: English. Literacy rate: 98%–99%. Immigrant languages: American Sign Language. Deaf institutions: 2. The number of individual languages listed for Barbados is 2. Of those, both are living languages.

[bjs] 259,000 (1995).  Alternate names: Barbadian Creole English.  Dialects: Less than 20 lexical items traceable to African origin. Shares lexical eatures with Caribbean creoles.  Classification: Creole, English based, Atlantic, Eastern, Southern 
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[eng] 13,000 in Barbados (1995).  Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English 
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