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Languages of Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. 49,000. National or official language: English. Gained independence in 1983. Literacy rate: 88%–90%. Deaf institutions: 1. The number of individual languages listed for Saint Kitts and Nevis is 2. Of those, both are living languages.
English

[eng] 200 in Saint Kitts and Nevis (2004).  Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English 
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Saint Kitts Creole English

[aig] 39,000 in Saint Kitts and Nevis. Widespread. Alternate names: Kittitian Creole English, Leeward Caribbean Creole English.  Dialects: Nevis Creole English.  Classification: Creole, English based, Atlantic, Eastern, Southern 
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