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Languages of Dominican Republic

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República Dominicana. 9,470,000. National or official language: Spanish. Literacy rate: 68%–94%. Immigrant languages: Catalan-Valencian-Balear, Japanese (1,500), North Levantine Spoken Arabic (3,000), Southwestern Caribbean Creole English (22,000). Also includes Chinese (25,000). Blind population: 5,000. Deaf population: 474,490. Deaf institutions: 3. The number of individual languages listed for Dominican Republic is 4. Of those, all are living languages.
Dominican Sign Language

[doq]   Dialects: Lexical similarity: 85%–90% with ASL [ase], and uses most of the features of ASL, such as absent referent and reduplication.  Classification: Deaf sign language 
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English

[eng] 8,000 in Dominican Republic (Holm 1989). Samaná Peninsula, northeastern Dominican Republic. Dialects: Samaná English.  Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English 
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Haitian

[hat] 159,000 in Dominican Republic (1987).  Alternate names: Creole, Haitian Creole.  Classification: Creole, French based 
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Spanish

[spa] 6,890,000 in Dominican Republic (1995).  Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Ibero-Romance, West Iberian, Castilian 
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