Seselwa Creole French

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A language of Seychelles

Alternate Names
Creole, Ilois, Kreol, Kreol Seselwa, Seselwa, Seychelles Creole French, Seychellois Creole
Population

72,700 (1998). Ethnic population: 72,700.

Language Status

1 (National). Statutory national language (2003, Constitution, Article 4(1)).

Dialects

Seychelles dialect reportedly used on Chagos Islands. Structural differences with Morisyen [mfe] are relatively minor. Low intelligibility of Réunion Creole [rcf].

Language Use

All domains. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2000.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.