Guadeloupean Creole (Gwadloupéyen)

Guadeloupean Creole, or Guadeloupean Creole French, is spoken on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe by about 430,000 people. It is mainly French-Based, but also has some vocabulary from English, Bantu languages and Amerindian languages. The language is also known as Patwa, Patois or Kreyol.

Guadeloupean Creole is more or less mutually intelligible with the creoles of Martinique and Haiti.

Guadeloupean Creole alphabet

Guadeloupean Creole alphabet

Guadeloupean Creole pronunciation

Guadeloupean Creole pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Guadeloupean Creole (Excel)

Information about the Guadeloupean Creole alphabet and pronunciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel

Sample text

Tout moun ka nèt lib é égal en dignité é en droi. Yo sé douwé de rezon é de konsiyans é yo ka dwèt ajir les uns pou lot dan lespri de fraternité.


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Sample song in Guadeloupean Creole


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Online lessons in Guadeloupean Creole (in French)

Creole languages

Betawi, Bislama, Cape Verdean Creole, Chavacano, Chinook Jargon, Dominican Creole French, Fanagalo, French Guianese Creole, Guadeloupean Creole, Guinea-Bissau Creole, Haitian Creole, Jamaican, Kituba, Manado Malay, Mauritian Creole, Nagamese, Ndyuka, Norfuk, Nubi, Palenquero, Papiamento, Pijin, Réunion Creole, Sango, Saramaccan, Seychelles Creole, Sierra Leonean Creole, Singlish, Sranan, Saint Lucian Creole, Tok Pisin, Torres-Strait Creole

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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