Grenadian Creole English


A language of Grenada


89,200 (2001).

Language Status

6a (Vigorous). De facto language of national identity.


Carriacou Creole English. Reportedly most similar to Trinidad [trf] and Barbados [bjs].

Language Use

Carriacou is a creole English (1996 R. Kephart). The creole predominates in Grenada (Holm 1989:458). All informal domains. All ages.

Language Development
Other Comments

Creole languages typically exist alongside their lexifier language. In such situations, a continuum forms of variations between the Creole and the acrolect. It is therefore difficult to substantiate the number of Creole speakers and English speakers.