Saint Kitts and NevisPrint
American Sign Language
[ase] Scattered. L1 users: 40 (Parks and Williams 2011). Estimated 40-100 in 2011, based in part on estimates dating back to 2004. Status: 5 (Developing). Alternate Names: ASL. Classification: Sign language. Comments: Non-indigenous. Relatively little information available. Use of ASL in the country is inferred, without direct evidence (Parks and Williams 2011).
[eng] L1 users: 200 (2004). Status: 1 (National). De facto national language. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English. Comments: Non-indigenous. When Creole languages exist alongside their lexifier language, as in St. Kitts and Nevis, a continuum forms of variations between the Creole and the lexifier language. It is therefore difficult to substantiate the number of Creole speakers and English speakers.
Saint Kitts Creole English
[aig] Widespread. L1 users: 39,000 (1998 D. Holbrook). Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Broken English, Creole, Dialect, Kittitian Creole English, Leeward Caribbean Creole English, Patwa. Dialects: Nevis Creole English. Classification: Creole, English based, Atlantic, Eastern, Southern. Comments: There is a continuum of variation from basilectal Creole to acrolectal English of the educated.