Chagossian creole

Chagossian Creole

kreol Ilwa

Native to
United Kingdom, Mauritius, Seychelles

Native speakers

1,800 (1994)[1]

Language family

French Creole

Bourbonnais Creoles

Mauritian Creole

Chagossian Creole

Language codes

ISO 639-3

Glottolog
None

Chagossian Creole (also créole îlois, kreol Ilwa, or just Ilwa) is a French-based Creole that was still spoken in 1994 by the 1,800 or so Chagossians, the former inhabitants of the Chagos Archipelago evicted in the early 1970s. It is currently spoken mainly in Mauritius and the Seychelles. There is also a small minority community speaking the language in the United Kingdom.
See also[edit]

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References[edit]

^ Smith, Norval (1994). “26 An annotated list of creoles, pidgins and mixed languages”. In Arends, Jacques; Muijsken, Pieter; Smith, Norval. Pidgins and Creoles: An introduction. John Benjamins. p. 347. ISBN 978-90-272-5236-4. 

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