Belize Kriol English

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A language of Belize

Alternate Names
Kriol
Population

70,000 in Belize (2006). Population total all countries: 110,000.

Location

Most in Belize city; rural villages; along the coast; waterways. Also in United States.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Similar to Nicaragua Creole English [bzk] and Islander (San Andrés) [icr] creoles. Historically an extension of Nicaragua Creole English. There is a spectrum of varieties from standard USA English usage to creole.

Language Use

Creoles, people of East Indian descent. Lingua franca in much of the country. Most domains. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Newspapers. Radio programs. TV. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2012.
Writing
Latin script.