Fa D'ambu Language (fab)

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Also Known As: Annobonense,Annobonese,Fa D'ambu,Annobonés


The Annobonese language, known to its speakers as Fá d'Ambô or Fa D'ambu, is spoken by 2,500 in the Annobon and Bioko Islands off the coast of Equatorial Guinea, mostly by people of mixed African, Spanish, and Portuguese descent. Annobonese is a Portuguese Creole. It is called Falar de Ano Bom or annobonense in Portuguese, and annobonés in Spanish. The language was spoken originally by the descendants of marriages between Portuguese men and African women slaves imported from other places, especially from São Tomé and Angola, and therefore descends from a mixture of Portuguese and Forro.

Annobonese is analogous to Forro. In fact, it must be derived from Forro as it shares the same structure (82% of its lexicon). After Annobon passed to Spain, the language gained some words of Spanish origin (10% of its lexicon), although it is difficult to be sure, given the similarity between Spanish and Portuguese. Today, the Spanish language is the official language of the island. Portuguese is used as liturgical language. Portuguese is being retaured as an official language in Equatorial Guinea...... full article at Wikipedia

Location of Fa D'ambu Language Speakers


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Main Country: Equatorial Guinea
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Regions: Africa

ISO 639-3 Code: fab

Classification Taxonomy

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  Creole Group

    Portuguese based Group

      Fa D'ambu Language