[eng] L1 users: 5,000 (2011 SIL). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (2010, Constitution, Article 1(2)). Alternate Names: Engels. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English. Comments: Non-indigenous. When Creole languages exist alongside their lexifier language, as in Sint Maarten, 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.
Simaatn Creole English
[aig] South Sint Martin: Philipsburg west. L1 users: 12,000 (2011 SIL). Status: 3 (Wider communication). Alternate Names: Broken English, Creole, Dialect, Patwa, Sint Maarten Creole English. Classification: Creole, English based, Atlantic, Eastern, Southern. Comments: Non-indigenous. There is a continuum of variation from basilectal Creole to acrolectal English of the educated.