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.
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.
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.
The minority languages spoken in Turks and Caicos include Haitian Creole (French-based language) and Spanish.
This page was last modified on May 1st, 2018