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[eng] 100 in Montserrat (2004). Status: 1 (National). De facto national language. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English Comments: When Creole languages exist alongside their lexifier language, as in Montserrat, a continuum forms of variations between the Creole and the lexifier language. In such situations, a continuum forms of variations between the Creole and the acrolect. It is therefore difficult to substantiate the number of Creole speakers and English speakers.

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Montserrat Creole English
[aig] 7,570 in Montserrat (2001). Status: 3 (Wider communication). 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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