West Indian Patois

West Indian Patois is a French-based creole spoken by c. 1 million people in the region of the West Indies (southeastern Caribbean Sea), chiefly in St. Lucia, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, with some further speakers in Grenada; also known as Kwéyòl or Lesser Antillean Creole French.

The language is spoken as mother tongue by majority of the population in a variety of mutually intelligible dialects. Standard French is understood by no more than 10% of the population and English is learnt as a second language.

Patois is spelt in the Roman alphabet.

CLASSIFICATION = (French-based) Creole, SCRIPT = Roman

Patois conversation PT L 1