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English is the sole official language. Saint Kitts Creole is also widely spoken. [1] Saint Kitts Creole is a dialect of Leeward Caribbean Creole English spoken in Saint Kitts and Nevis by around 40,000 people. Saint Kitts Creole does not have the status of an official language.

Saint Kitts Creole today is spoken in the following locations:

  • Saint Kitts Island
  • Nevis Island -The language is referred to as "Nevisian" or "Nevis creole"
  • Mainly in rural areas
  • Capesterre
  • Christ Church Nichola Town
  • Cayon [2]

Word List(s)[edit | edit source]

Alphabet and Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Saint Kitts Creole Pronunciation at Wikipedia

Language Aids and Dictionaries[edit | edit source]

  • Example Sentences
  • Example Words and Phrases
  • More Commonly Used Words

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Saint Kitts and Nevis," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Kitts_and_Nevis#Languages, accessed 20 March 2021.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Saint Kitts Creole," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Kitts_Creole, accessed 20 March 2021.