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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.

[eng] 1,600 in Seychelles (1971 census).  Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English 
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[fra] 980 in Seychelles (1971 census).  Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Gallo-Romance, Gallo-Rhaetian, Oïl, French 
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Seselwa Creole French

[crs] 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 
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