Guyanese Creole EnglishPrint
650,000 in Guyana. 250,000 Blacks and 400,000 Hindustanis. Total users in all countries: 700,000.
Widespread. Possibly also in French Guiana.
5 (Developing). De facto language of national identity.
Afro-Guyanese Creole, Rupununi, Indo-Guyanese Creole. Most similar to creoles of Saint Vincent and Tobago (Holbrook). Rupununi dialect may be a separate language. Rupununi claim they are not mutually inherently intelligible.
Latin script [Latn].
There is a continuum of variation from basilectal Creole to acrolectal English of the educated.