Guyanese Creole EnglishPrint
650,000 in Guyana. 250,000 Blacks and 400,000 Hindustanis. Population total all countries: 700,000.
Georgetown, coast, and Rupununi river area. Possibly in French Guiana. Also in Suriname, United States.
4 (Educational). De facto language of national identity.
Afro-Guyanese Creole, Indo-Guyanese Creole, Rupununi. 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.
The first or second language of most, but it has no official status. Home. Neutral attitudes.
There is a continuum of variation from basilectal Creole to acrolectal English of the educated.