Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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American Sign Language
[ase] Scattered. Population: 100 in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (2008 J. Parks). Status: 5* (Developing). Alternate Names: ASL. Classification: Sign language.

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English
[eng] Population: 400 in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (2004). Status: 1 (National). De facto national language. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English.

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Vincentian Creole English
[svc] Widespread in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Population: 138,000 (Holm 1989). Status: 6a (Vigorous). De facto language of national identity. Autonym: Vincy Twang. Dialects: None known. Most similar to Guyana and Tobago. Exists in a continuum with standard English [eng], with speech in the capital of Kingstown most similar to standard English (the acrolect) and Island Carib descendents who live north of the Dry River being least similar to standard English. Classification: Creole, English based, Atlantic, Eastern, Southern.

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