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Dominican Sign Language
[doq] Status: 5 (Developing). Dialects: None known. Lexical similarity: 85%–90% with ASL [ase]. Classification: Deaf sign language

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English
[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.

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Haitian
[hat] 159,000 in Dominican Republic (1987). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Alternate Names: Creole, Haitian Creole Classification: Creole, French based

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Spanish
[spa] 9,300,000 in Dominican Republic (2011). 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

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