In this series of articles we overview languages present in any given country. This time we are looking at the languages spoken in Barbados

The most prominent language of Barbados is English.

The same 1 languages serve as the official languages of the country.

Below you will find summaries for the languages supported by our translation services.


English is a Germanic language, closely related to Norwegian, Icelandic, Dutch, Flemish, and other languages of the same branch of the language family. It is the sole official language of Barbados.

English language summary
Number of speakers worldwide1.15 billion
Language familyIndo-European
WritingEnglish alphabet
Major English-speaking populations in:35 countries

Demographics and geographic distribution

More than a billion people use English as their language of day-to-day communication. Macanese, Brazilian, and Swiss markets, for example, might be expected to use English in business and daily communications, at least to some extent.

Around 99% of the population of Barbados speak English.


English uses the Latin alphabet. It employs the standard version of the script with no additional, language-specific symbols. It is written from left to right.

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