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Dominican Creole French
[acf] 42,600 in Dominica (1998). Status: 5 (Developing). De facto language of national identity. Alternate Names: Kwèyòl, Patois, Patwa Classification: Creole, French based Comments: Loanwords from Island Carib [car] and Arawak [arw]. Christian.

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English
[eng] 10,000 in Dominica (2004). Status: 1 (National). De facto national language. Dialects: Dominican English. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English Comments: When Creole languages exist alongside their lexifier language, as in Dominica, 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.

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Kokoy Creole English
[aig] Marigot and Wesley in northeast Dominica and Clifton and Woodford Hill on the northwest point of the island. 200 in Dominica (2004). Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Leeward Caribbean Creole English Classification: Creole, English based, Atlantic, Eastern, Southern Comments: There is a continuum of variation from basilectal Creole to acrolectal English of the educated. Many left the island after Soufriere Hills volcano eruption on 18 July, 1995.

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