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[eng] 3,000 in Seychelles (Crystal 2003). L2 users: 30,000 in Seychelles (Crystal 2003). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1993, Constitution, Article 4(1)). Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English Comments: Principal language of the schools.

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French
[fra] 980 in Seychelles (1971 census). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (2003, Constitution, Article 4(1)). Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Gallo-Romance, Gallo-Rhaetian, Oïl, French Comments: Spoken by French settler families, grands blancs.

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Seselwa Creole French
[crs] 72,700 (1998). Ethnic population: 72,700. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (2003, Constitution, Article 4(1)). Alternate Names: Creole, Ilois, Kreol, Kreol Seselwa, Seselwa, Seychelles Creole French, Seychellois Creole Dialects: Seychelles dialect reportedly used on Chagos Islands. Structural differences with Morisyen [mfe] are relatively minor. Low intelligibility of Réunion Creole [rcf]. Classification: Creole, French based Comments: Christian.

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