Cape Verdean Creole

Cape Verdean Creole is a creole language of Portuguese basis, spoken on the islands of Cape Verde. It is the native language of virtually all Cape Verdeans, and it is used as a second language by the Cape Verdean diaspora.

The language has particular importance for creolistics studies since it is the oldest (still-spoken) creole, and the most widely spoken Portuguese-based creole.

Read more about Cape Verdean Creole:  Name, Origins, Status, Writing System, Vocabulary, Phonology, Grammar, Dialects

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Cape Verdean Creole Examples - Example 3
... Creole IPA transcription translation to English Túdu alguêm tâ nacê lívri í iguál nâ dignidádi cú nâ dirêtus ...
Maio Creole - Origins
... The history of Cape Verdean Creole is hard to trace due to a lack of written documentation and to ostracism during the Portuguese administration of Cape Verde ... There exist presently three theories about the formation of Creole ... The monogenetic theory claims that the creole was formed by the Portuguese by simplifying the Portuguese language in order to make it accessible to African slaves ...

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