Languages of the Bailiwick of Guernsey

Edited by Eldon A Mainyu

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The linguistic situation of the Bailiwick of Guernsey is quite similar to that of Jersey, the other Bailiwick in the Channel Islands. English is the official language, French is used for administration, there are several varieties of Norman language used by a minority of the population, and Portuguese is spoken by immigrants in the workforce. English is one of the official languages and the only dominant language in the Islands. Its status is mainly a product of the last century, and some 200 years ago, very few people in the Channel Islands spoke that language. Most papers, signage, and other such official materials are printed and distributed in English. There is also a dialect of Guernsey English, which contains some elements of Dg rn siais.