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Bahamas Creole English

A language of Bahamas

ISO 639-3bah

Population  225,000 in Bahamas (1987).
Region  Also in United States.
Language map  Creole Languages of the Northern Caribbean
Alternate names   Bahamian Creole English, Bahamian Dialect
Dialects  Good comprehension of Sea Island Creole [gul]. Very similar to Sea Island Creole [gul] and Afro-Seminole [afs] of USA (Hancock 1980). Major differences with Sea Island are in phonology, a few words, regional expressions, grammatical differences (verbal markers). There is a spectrum of varieties from Standard USA English usage to creole (Todd and Hancock 1986).
Classification  Creole, English based, Atlantic, Eastern, Northern
Language development  Dictionary.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Christian.
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