Guadeloupean Creole French


A language of Guadeloupe

Alternate Names
Guadeloupean Creole, Kreyol, Patois, Patwa

430,000 in Guadeloupe (2001). Total users in all countries: 849,000.


Marie Galante islands.

Language Status

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


Marie Galante Creole French, Saint Barth Creole French. All French creoles of the Caribbean are somewhat mutually inherently intelligible (Goodman 1964). Comprehension of Saint Lucia Creole [acf] is 89%.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Other Comments

There is a continuum of variation from basilectal Creole to acrolectal French of the educated.

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