[fra] 4,000 in Seychelles (Francophonie 2007). L2 users: 44,000 in Seychelles (Francophonie 2007). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (2003, Constitution, Article 4(1)). Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Gallo-Romance, Gallo-Rhaetian, Oïl, French Comments: Spoken by French settler families, grands blancs.
Seselwa Creole French
[crs] 72,700 (1998). Ethnic population: 72,700. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (2003, Constitution, Article 4(1)). Alternate Names: Creole, Ilois, Kreol, Kreol Seselwa, Seselwa, Seychelles Creole French, Seychellois Creole Dialects: Seychelles dialect reportedly used on Chagos Islands. Structural differences with Morisyen [mfe] are relatively minor. Low intelligibility of Réunion Creole [rcf]. Classification: Creole, French based Comments: Christian.