Dominican Sign Language
[eng] Samaná peninsula, northeastern Dominican Republic. 8,000 in Dominican Republic (Holm 1989). Status: 6b (Threatened). Dialects: Samaná English. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English Comments: Descendants of ex-USA slaves settled in 1824. Reportedly a settlement of African slaves existed here in the early 1500s. Includes features of creolization and archaic Black English.
[spa] 8,510,000 in Dominican Republic (2014). L2 users: 52,600 in Dominican Republic (2014). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (2000, Law 44.00). Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Ibero-Romance, West Iberian, Castilian