Bahamas Creole English

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A language of Bahamas

Alternate Names
Bahamian Creole English, Bahamian Dialect
Population

L1 users: 309,000 (2014).

Language Status

6a (Vigorous). De facto language of national identity.

Dialects

None known. Good comprehension of and reportedly very similar to Sea Island Creole [gul] and Afro-Seminole [afs] in the United States (Hancock 1980b). Major differences with Sea Island are in phonology, a few words, regional expressions, grammatical differences (verbal markers). There is a spectrum of varieties from standard American English usage to creole (Todd and Hancock 1986).

Language Development
Dictionary.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.

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