Islander Creole English

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A language of Colombia

Alternate Names
Bende, San Andrés Creole
Population

12,000 (1981 SIL).

Location

San Andrés and Providencia Islands.

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Language Status

6a* (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly very similar to Belize Creole English [bzj].

Language Use

Probably L1 of a majority of native islanders who are only about one-sixth of the population. Also use English [eng], Spanish [spa].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L2: 90% in Spanish [spa], 80% in English [eng]. NT: 2015.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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