Vincentian Creole EnglishPrint
138,000 (Holm 1989).
Widespread in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
6a (Vigorous). De facto language of national identity.
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 that of the Island Carib descendents who live north of the Dry River being the least similar to standard English.
Vigorous. Most domains. All ages.
There is a continuum of variation from basilectal Creole to acrolectal English of the educated. Possible French influence, though former French creole is virtually gone. The only folk language (Holm 1989:457).