The first successful settlement by a western colonial power was in Grenada in 1650, when the French from Martinique established friendly contact with the native Caribs. The French had no ruling power or influence on the island or the population, it was the British Empire took control of the island in the 17th century. Today the entire population speak Grenadian Creole English.
- Marguerite-Joan Joseph, Lingering Effects of an Ancient Afro-Romance Language on Common Speech in the Caribbean Island of Grenada (2012)
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