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American Sign Language
[ase] Scattered. Population: Status: 6a* (Vigorous). Alternate Names: ASL. Classification: Sign language.

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English
[eng] Population: 41,600 in Saint Lucia, all users. L1 users: 1,600 in Saint Lucia (2004). L2 users: 40,000 (Crystal 2003a). Status: 1 (National). De facto national language. Dialects: Saint Lucian English. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English.

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Saint Lucian Creole French
[acf] Widespread. Population: 158,000 in Saint Lucia (2001). Total users in all countries: 357,153. Status: 5* (Developing). De facto language of national identity. Alternate Names: Creole, Grenadian Creole French, Lesser Antillean Creole French, Patois, Patwa. Autonym: Kwéyòl. Dialects: Not intelligible with standard French [fra]. All French creoles of the Caribbean are somewhat mutually inherently intelligible (Goodman 1964). Dominica dialect is virtually the same as Saint Lucia (97%–99% intelligibility). Classification: Creole, French based.

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