[eng] 5,000 in Sint Maarten (2011 SIL). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (2010, Constitution, Article 1(2)). Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English Comments: When Creole languages exist alongside their lexifier language, as in Sint Maarten, 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.
Simaatn Creole English
[aig] Southern area. 12,000 in Sint Maarten (2011 SIL). Status: 3 (Wider communication). Alternate Names: Sint Maarten 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.