Creole & Kreyol Speaking Countries

* Haitian Creole or Kreyol ayisyen, is a language spoken primarily in Haiti. French is its superstrate language, with numerous African languages and some local indigenous languages providing substrate input.
* Antillean Creole is a language spoken primarily in the French (and some of the English) Lesser Antilles, such as Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Lucia and many other smaller islands. Although all of the creoles spoken the these islands are considered to be the same language, there are noticeable differences between the dialects of each island.
* Louisiana Creole French (Kreyol Lwiziyen), the Louisiana creole, spoken mainly by the lower-middleclass Creoles in Louisiana.
* Mauritian Creole, spoken as the lingua franca in Mauritius
* Réunion Creole, Spoken on Réunion Island.
* Seychellois Creole, also known as Seselwa, Seychellois Creole is an official language, along with English and French, as well as the lingua franca of the Seychelles.
* Lanc-Patuá, spoken in Brazil, mostly in Amapá state. It has influenced by Portuguese as a substrate. It was developed by immigrants from neighboring French Guiana and French territories of Caribbean Sea.
* Michif, spoken in the Pacific Northwest, a mixture of French with Cree

Patois, although without a formal definition in linguistics, can be used to describe a language considered as nonstandard. Depending upon the instance, it can refer to pidgins, creoles, dialects, and other forms of native or local speech, but is not commonly applied to jargon or slang, which are vocabulary-based forms of cant. Class distinctions are embedded in the term, drawn between those who speak patois and those who speak the standard or dominant language used in literature and newscasts—the "acrolect" in professional jargon.

A creole language, or just creole, is a well-defined and stable language that originated from a non-trivial combination of two or more languages, typically with many distinctive features that are not inherited from either parent. All creole languages evolved from pidgins, usually those that have become the native language of some community.The term "Creole" was originally applied to people born in the colonies, to distinguish them from the upper-class European-born immigrants. Originally, therefore, "Creole language" meant the speech of those Creole peoples.

French Based creole countries
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