Belize Kriol English
[bzj] Most in Belize city; rural villages; along the coast; waterways. 70,000 in Belize (2006). Population total all countries: 110,000. Status: 3 (Wider communication).Lingua franca in much of the country. Alternate Names: Kriol Dialects: None known. Reportedly similar to Nicaragua Creole English [bzk] and Islander (San Andrés) [icr] creoles. Historically an extension of Nicaragua Creole English. There is a spectrum of varieties from standard American English usage to creole. Classification: Creole, English based, Atlantic, Western
[eng] 60,000 in Belize (2006). L2 users: 56,000 in Belize (Crystal 2003). Status: 1 (National). De facto national language. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English Comments: When Creole languages exist alongside their lexifier language, as in Belize, 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.
[yua] Cayo District, San Antonio and Succoths. Possibly in Orange Walk and Corozal districts near the Mexico border. 6,000 in Belize (2006). Status: 6b (Threatened). Alternate Names: Maya, Yucantán Maya, Yucateco Classification: Mayan, Yucatecan-Core Mayan, Yucatecan, Yucatec-Lacandon
[spa] Northern and western districts; scattered throughout the country. 101,000 in Belize (2006). Status: 3 (Wider communication). Alternate Names: Castellano, Español Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Ibero-Romance, West Iberian, Castilian