Languages of Réunion
French Department of Réunion. 785,000. National or official language: French. Literacy rate: 61.2% (1975 WA). Immigrant languages: Gujarati, Malagasy (8,000), Maore (1,500), Mwali Comorian (500), Ndzwani Comorian (3,000), Ngazidja Comorian (4,000). Also includes Chinese (21,000). Information mainly from J. Holm 1989. The number of individual languages listed for Réunion is 3. Of those, all are living languages.
|Réunion Creole French||
555,000 in Réunion (1987). Population total all countries: 600,500. Also in Comoros, Madagascar.
Dialects: 2 dialects: urban and popular; the former is more similar to French [fra], the latter more similar to Bantu and West African languages.
Classification: Creole, French based