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Dominican Sign Language
[doq] Scattered. Population: Status: 5* (Developing). Dialects: None known. Lexical similarity: 85%–90% with ASL [ase]. Classification: Sign language.

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English
[eng] Cibao Nordeste and Samaná regions, northeastern peninsula. Population: 8,000 in Dominican Republic (Holm 1989). Status: 6b* (Threatened). Alternate Names: Inglés. Dialects: Samaná English. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English.

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Haitian Creole
[hat] Dajabón, Distrito Nacional, El Seibo, Elías Piña, Independencia, La Altagracia, La Romana, Monte Cristi, Pedernales, and Valverde regions. Population: 159,000 in Dominican Republic (1987). Status: 5* (Dispersed). Alternate Names: Creole, Haitian. Classification: Creole, French based.

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Spanish
[spa] Population: 10,244,000 in Dominican Republic, all users. L1 users: 10,000,000 in Dominican Republic (Instituto Cervantes 2017). L2 users: 244,000 (Instituto Cervantes 2017). 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.

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