Picture Languages

Creole-French speaking countries

Creole-French is no official language in any country, but is spoken as a mother tongue in six countries by a minor part of the population.

As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 92 percent is in Reunion. A total of about 1.5 million people worldwide speak Creole-French as their mother tongue.
Distribution Creole-French

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
ReunionEastern Africano91.5 %640,000
GuadeloupeCaribbeanno75.0 %342,000
Dominican RepublicCaribbeanno2.0 %222,000
Saint LuciaCaribbeanno80.0 %144,000
French GuianaSouth Americano64.3 %116,000
BahamasCaribbeanno10.3 %42,000

Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Creole-French as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.