What Language Is Spoken in Barbados?


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The official language of Barbados is English. Many residents also speak a Bajan dialect, unique to Barbados, that consists of a mixture between English and certain languages from West Africa.

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Barbados is an island and country located north of South America with an area of 432 square kilometers (167 square miles). One of its main industries is tourism, which is why U.S. dollars are typically accepted in addition to the native currency of Barbadian dollars.

Given the popularity of Barbados as a tourism destination for people across the world, many employees who work for attractions, hotels or nearby services speak secondary languages such as French or Spanish. These second languages are often available to study in school.

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