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Languages of Saint Lucia

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Saint Lucia. 161,000. National or official language: English. Independent member of the British Commonwealth. Literacy rate: 54%. Information mainly from L. Carrington 1984; H. Simmons-McDonald 1994. Blind population: 2,276 (1991 census). Deaf population: 800 to 8,791. Deaf institutions: 1. The number of individual languages listed for Saint Lucia is 2. Of those, both are living languages.

[eng] 1,600 in Saint Lucia (2004).  Dialects: Saint Lucian English.  Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English 
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Saint Lucian Creole French

[acf] 158,000 in Saint Lucia (2001). Population total all countries: 356,950. Also in Dominica, France, Grenada, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago. Alternate names: Dominican Creole French, Grenadian Creole French, Kwéyòl, Lesser Antillean Creole French, Patois, Patwa.  Dialects: Not intelligible with Standard French. All French creoles of the Caribbean are somewhat mutually inherently intelligible (Goodman 1964). Dominica dialect is virtually the same as Saint Lucia (97%–99% intelligibility).  Classification: Creole, French based 
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