Picture Languages

Creole speaking countries

Creole 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 million people worldwide speak Creole as their mother tongue.
Distribution Creole

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
MauritiusEastern Africano86.5 %1,095,000
PanamaCentral Americano8.2 %359,000
BelizeCentral Americano32.9 %133,000
SeychellesEastern Africayes89.1 %88,000
NicaraguaCentral Americano0.5 %34,000
Saint MartinCaribbeanno39.0 %15,000
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 maybe not listed here.