Belizean Creole (Kriol)

Belizean Creole or Kriol is an english base language of Belize. Its grammatical structure is believed to have been from the Yoruba language. It makes use of a counterfactual structure or past future preverbial combination, a common feature of African languages. Kriol was mainly influenced by Scottish and North Countrymen English. Kriol is the lingua franca of Belize. It is most closely related to Miskito Coastal Creole, Jamaican Patois, Guyanese Creole, and other Caribbean english.

Works Cited

Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, and John McBrewster(2010). Belizean Creole. Alphascript Publishing. ISBN 613028067X, 9786130280673

Lefebvre, Claire(2011). Creoles, Their Substrates, and Language Typology Volume 95 of Typological Studies in Language. John Benjamins Publishing Company

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