The official language used in the Turks and Caicos Islands is English. However, an English-based Creole is also spoken across the islands. Spanish, Italian, and French are also minority languages spoken in Turks and Caicos.

What Are the Linguistic Demographics?

The English based Creole spoken in Turks and Caicos island is distinguishable from Standard English. Many inhabitants of Turks and Caicos have an understanding of both.

What Are Some Common Useful Phrases?

Some unique phrases used in Turks and Caicos includes "musse" for "must be", "jumbee" meaning ghost", and "switcha" which describes a special combination of sugar water and lemon/lime juice.

Which Minority Languages Are Spoken?

The minority languages spoken in Turks and Caicos include Haitian Creole (French-based language) and Spanish.

This page was last modified on February 7th, 2018