Languages of Seychelles
Republic of Seychelles. 86,000. National or official languages: English, French, Seselwa Creole French. Includes Aldabra, Farquhar, Des Roches; 92 islands. Literacy rate: 62%–80%. Information mainly from D. Bickerton 1988; J. Holm 1989. Blind population: 150 (1982 WCE). The number of individual languages listed for Seychelles is 3. Of those, all are living languages.
|Seselwa Creole French||
72,700 (1998). Ethnic population: 72,700.
Alternate names: Creole, Ilois, Kreol, Seychelles Creole French, Seychellois Creole.
Dialects: Seychelles dialect reportedly used on Chagos Islands. Structural differences with Morisyen [mfe] are relatively minor. Low intelligibility with Réunion Creole [rcf].
Classification: Creole, French based