Guadeloupean Creole is spoken by some 400,000 people in Guadeloupe, and approximately 200,000 diaspora speakers mainly established in France, French Guiana, Montreal and Panama. Guadeloupean Creole is widely spoken throughout the different islands of the archipelago and is used in a variety of situations, ranging from the less to the more formal. Although it is not systematically used in formal speech situations, the use of the language has been increasing since the identity claim movement that grew in the 1980s, to the extent that the local authorities are now designing a set of measures to promote and enhance the use of Creole in all spheres of activity of the Guadeloupean society. The default lect for Guadeloupean Creole represented in the Atlas is a quite homogeneous variety spoken by 30-60 year old speakers and is close to the basilect. Most examples are constructed by the authors (Serge Colot being a native speaker), and some examples are from written sources taken from the most up-to-date body of scientific literature available on the Lesser Antillean Creoles.