Seselwa Creole French Language (crs)

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Also Known As: Kreol,Creole,Seychellois Creole,Seychelles Creole French,Ilois


Seychellois Creole, also known as Kreol or Seselwa, is the French-based creole language of the Seychelles. It shares official language status with English and French (in contrast to Mauritian Creole, which has no official status in Mauritius). Since its independence in 1976, the government of the Seychelles has sought to develop Creole as a separate language, with its own orthography and grammar, establishing Lenstiti Kreol (l'Institut créole, the Creole Institute) for this purpose. The spelling of words in Creole has been considerably simplified compared to the original French, as demonstrated by the following translations of 'We all need to work together to build our future': In Creole, the definite article (derived from the French le, la and les) forms part of the word, so that 'the future' is lavenir (as opposed to the French avenir). The possessive is formed by adding the pronoun, so that 'our future' is nou lavenir, literally, 'we-the-future'. Similarly in the plural, les Îles Éloignés Seychelles in French ('the Outer Seychelles Islands') becomes Zil Elwanyen Sesel in Creole. Note the z in Zil, as, in French, "les Îles" is pronounced /le"zil/. (Lord's Prayer)

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Location of Seselwa Creole French Language Speakers


Main Country: Seychelles
Spoken In:

Regions: Africa

ISO 639-3 Code: crs

Classification Taxonomy

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  Creole Group

    French based Creole Group

      Seselwa Creole French Language