[fra] 6,750 in Saint Barthélemy (2011 SIL). Most Sous le Vent dialect users shifting to modern standard French. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1958, French Constitution, Article 2). Dialects: Sous le Vent (Saint Barthélemy Patois). Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Gallo-Romance, Gallo-Rhaetian, Oïl, French Comments: Sous le Vent on the northwest end of the island is an archaic French similar to 17th century French.