[fra] 339,300 in Guadeloupe, all users. L1 users: 7,300 (2004). L2 users: 332,000 (2010). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1958, French Constitution, Article 2). Alternate Names: Français. Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Gallo-Romance, Gallo-Rhaetian, Oïl, French. Comments: Non-indigenous. Local variety is similar to Cajun French [frc] of the United States.
French Sign Language
Guadeloupean Creole French
[gcf] Marie Galante islands. L1 users: 430,000 (2001). Total users in all countries: 849,000. Status: 6a (Vigorous). De facto language of national identity. Alternate Names: Guadeloupean Creole, Kreyol, Patois, Patwa. Dialects: Marie Galante Creole French, Saint Barth Creole French. All French creoles of the Caribbean are somewhat mutually inherently intelligible (Goodman 1964). Comprehension of Saint Lucia Creole [acf] is 89%. Classification: Creole, French based. Comments: There is a continuum of variation from basilectal Creole to acrolectal French of the educated.