Creole speaking countriesCreole is the official language in Seychelles and is spoken in 6 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population.
With a share of around 89%, it is most widespread on the Seychelles. A total of about 1.7 m people worldwide speak Creole as their mother tongue.
|Mauritius||Eastern Africa||no||86.5 %||1,095,000|
|Panama||Central America||no||8.2 %||354,000|
|Belize||Central America||no||32.9 %||131,000|
|Seychelles||Eastern Africa||yes||89.1 %||88,000|
|Nicaragua||Central America||no||0.5 %||33,000|
|Saint Martin||Caribbean||no||39.0 %||15,000|
|Sint Maarten||Caribbean||no||29.0 %||12,000|
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 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.