Picture Languages

Creole speaking countries

Creole 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.
Distribution Creole

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
MauritiusEastern Africano86.5 %1,095,000
PanamaCentral Americano8.2 %357,000
BelizeCentral Americano32.9 %132,000
SeychellesEastern Africayes89.1 %88,000
NicaraguaCentral Americano0.5 %34,000
Saint MartinCaribbeanno39.0 %12,000
Sint MaartenCaribbeanno29.0 %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.