Creole Languages

Kokoy is the lingua franca of the Marigot and Woodford Hill communities in Dominica’s Northeast region. It is also spoken in Clifton, in Zicak and Glanvillia in Portsmouth and in Roger. It is considered an English creole language similar to that spoken in Jamaica or Antigua.

History of the Kwéyòl Language

Kwéyòl is a language spoken which has its origins in French and West African languages. French is reflected in the lexicon (vocabulary) while the African is reflected in the syntax (grammar).

Words and Expression

Language is the primary means of perpetuating culture.

Its presence is a living representation of a people’s way of life. The disappearance or destruction of a language usually signals

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