Bay Islands English
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Bay Islands English is an English variety spoken on the Bay Islands Department (Guanaja, Roatán, Utila), Honduras. Ethnologue reported there were 22,500 native speakers in 2001. Mainlanders know this language as Caracol, which literally means "conch". Genetically this variety descends from Cayman Islands English.
- Lewis, M. Paul; Simmons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D. (2013). Ethnologue: Languages of Honduras (PDF). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. p. 10.
- Graham, Ross (1997). Bay Islands English: Linguistic Contact and Convergence in the Western Caribbean. University of Florida.
- Graham, Ross (2010). "Honduras/Bay Islands English". The Lesser-Known Varieties of English: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press. pp. 92–135. ISBN 978-1-139-48741-2.
- Warantz, Elissa (1983). "The Bay Islands English of Honduras". In Holm, John A. (ed.). Central American English. Heidelberg: Julius Groos Verlag. pp. 71–94. ISBN 3-87276-295-8.
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