CREOLE CULTURE Creole culture can be defined as the culture of the creole people, an ethnic group of diverse continental and differing regional definitions taken from African and European societies. Culture is the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group; also the characteristic features of everyday existence (such as diversions or a way of life) shared by people in a place or time. Grenada Creole Day Like many Caribbean islands, Grenada's history is one of battles and a clash of cultures. The French and British fought over this Lesser Antilles Island, and control of Grenada was passed around for many years. Today, influences of French and British culture remain in the language and customs of local people. Grenada Creole Day video Grenadian French Creole or 'Patois' is the French creole of Grenada. It is the second creole spoken on the island along with Grenadian English Creole. It is spoken by the older generation of Grenada and significant speakers concentrated in Carriacou, Sauteurs, and northern regions of the island. The creole is in the stage of decline and death, due to the following factors: no younger generation seem to know the language as a first or second language, no interest in preserving the language, most of the speakers are above age 50. Grenadian Creole English is the main language of communication on the island.
Sample of Grenadian French Creole ta mwe , Wilyam , te ka kite la Gwinad when I leave William, leave Grenada Mushe Mawiso, di mwe : gaso, u ka lan Trinidad Mr. Marryshow told me: boy, you land in Trinidad Mwe kai ba , u yo kamisio , pu u lan Trinidad , pu I will give you a message for when you land in Trinidad, for u bai se ja Gwinad la-e ba mwe: respek an you give people Grenadian there for me respect, and Grenada Patois Language Challenge trophy Grenada Creole Class video