U.S. Virgin IslandsPrint
American Sign Language
[ase] Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: ASL. Classification: Sign language. Comments: Non-indigenous.
[eng] 98,000 in U.S. Virgin Islands (Crystal 2003a). L2 users: 15,000 in U.S. Virgin Islands (Crystal 2003a). Status: 1 (National). De facto national language. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English. Comments: Non-indigenous.
[dcr] Saint John, Saint Thomas, and Saint Croix islands. No known L1 speakers. Status: 10 (Extinct). Alternate Names: Dutch Creole. Classification: Creole, Dutch based.
Virgin Islands Creole English
[vic] 52,300 in U.S. Virgin Islands (1980). Total users in all countries: 76,500. Status: 6a (Vigorous). De facto language of national identity. Dialects: Cruzan. St. Croix, St. Eustatius, St. John, and Saba are most similar. Post-creole English (Alleyne 1985). Classification: Creole, English based, Atlantic, Eastern, Southern.