Dominican Sign Language
[eng] Cibao Nordeste region: Samaná province, northeastern peninsula. 8,000 (Holm 1989). Status: 6b (Threatened). Alternate Names: Inglés. Dialects: Samaná English. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English. Comments: Non-indigenous. Descendants of ex-slaves from the United States settled in 1824. Reportedly a settlement of African slaves existed here in the early 1500s. Includes features of creolization and archaic Black English.
[spa] 9,301,500 in Dominican Republic, all users. 9,240,000 (2013). 61,500 (2013). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (2000, Law 44.00). Alternate Names: Español. Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Ibero-Romance, West Iberian, Castilian. Comments: Non-indigenous.