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Creole-French speaking countries

Creole-French is no official language in any country, but is spoken as mother tongue in 6 countries by a minor part of the population.

With a share of around 92%, it is most widespread in Reunion. A total of about 1.5 m 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 %217,000
Saint LuciaCaribbeanno80.0 %147,000
French GuianaSouth Americano64.3 %116,000
BahamasCaribbeanno10.3 %41,000


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 maybe not listed here.