Cayman Islands English

Cayman Islands English is an English variety spoken in the Cayman Islands. While not much has been written on Cayman Islands English, according to one text, it "seems to have borrowed creole features similar to Jamaica and Central America without having undergone creolization".[1] It is similar to Bay Islands English. African-American vernacular English and Jamaican Patois have also influenced the way younger Caymanians speak.[2]

Cayman Islands English
RegionCayman Islands
English alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3
IETFen-KY

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Holm, John A. (1989). "Cayman Islands". Pidgins and Creoles. Vol. 2, Reference Survey. Cambridge University Press. pp. 479–480. ISBN 978-0-521-35940-5.
  2. ^ https://www.visitcaymanislands.com/en-us/about-cayman/cayman-stories/cayman-luxe/may-2017/how-to-speak-caymanian

External linksEdit