Turks and Caicos Creole English

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Population

27,200 (2015), decreasing.

Location

Widespread.

Language Status

6b* (Threatened). De facto language of national identity.

Language Use

Also use English [eng]. Creole forms a continuum with English, which is in the process of decreolization.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Variety not studied, but may be related to Bahamas Creole English [bah] (Holm 1989:489). Appear to be shifting to a standard variety of Caribbean English.

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