Creole speaking countriesCreole is one out of three official languages in Seychelles and is spoken in 6 other countries as monther tongue by a part of the population.
With 1.10 million native speakers, Creole has the highest prevalence in Mauritius. As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 89 percent is on the Seychelles. A total of about 1.7 million people worldwide speak Creole as their mother tongue.
|Mauritius||Eastern Africa||no||86.5 %||1,095,000|
|Panama||Central America||no||8.2 %||357,000|
|Belize||Central America||no||32.9 %||132,000|
|Seychelles||Eastern Africa||yes||89.1 %||88,000|
|Nicaragua||Central America||no||0.5 %||34,000|
|Saint Martin||Caribbean||no||39.0 %||12,000|
|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 unlikely to be listed here.