Languages of Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSee language map.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. 119,000. National or official language: English. Self-governing part of British West Indies. Literacy rate: 85%. Immigrant languages: Portuguese (200). The number of individual languages listed for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is 2. Of those, both are living languages.
|Vincentian Creole English||
138,000 (Holm 1989). Widespread in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Alternate names: Vincy Twang.
Dialects: Most similar to Guyana, Tobago. It exists in a continuum with Standard English, with speech in the Capital of Kingstown most similar to Standard English (the acrolect) and that of the Island Carib descendents who live north of the Dry River being the least similar to Standard English.
Classification: Creole, English based, Atlantic, Eastern, Southern