[bjs] 256,000 (1999 World Bank). Status: 6a (Vigorous). De facto language of national identity. Alternate Names: Barbadian Creole English Dialects: Less than 20 lexical items traceable to African origin. Shares lexical features with Caribbean creoles. Classification: Creole, English based, Atlantic, Eastern, Southern Comments: Christian.
[eng] 13,000 in Barbados (1995). Status: 1 (National). De facto national language. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English Comments: When Creole languages exist alongside their lexifier language, as in Barbados, a continuum forms of variations between the Creole and the lexifier language. It is therefore difficult to substantiate the number of Creole speakers and English speakers. Christian.