Kabuverdianu Language (kea)

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Also Known As: Caboverdiano,Capeverdean Crioulo languages,Cape Verdean Creole,Kabuverdianu


Cape Verdean Creole is a language spoken on the islands of Cape Verde. It is a creole language of Portuguese basis, it is the mother tongue of virtually all Cape Verdeans, and it is used as a second language by descendants of Cape Verdeans in other countries. The correct designation of this language is "Cape Verdean Creole", but in everyday use the language is simply called "Creole" by its speakers. The name "Cape Verdean" (cabo-verdiano in Portuguese, cabuverdiánu in Cape Verdean Creole), or "Cape Verdean language" (língua cabo-verdiana in Portuguese, língua cabuverdiánu in Sotavento Creole and língua cábverdián in Barlavento Creole) has been proposed for whenever the language will be standardized. Cape Verdean Creole has particular importance for creolistics studies since it is the oldest (still-spoken) creole, the Portuguese-based creole with the greatest number of native speakers, the most studied Portuguese-based creole, and about to become one of the few creoles recognized as an official language.

In spite of Cape Verde's small size, each island has developed its own way of speaking Creole. Each of these nine ways is justifiably a different dialect, but the scholars in Cape..... full article at Wikipedia

Location of Kabuverdianu Language Speakers



Main Country: Cape Verde
Spoken In:

Regions: Africa

ISO 639-3 Code: kea

Classification Taxonomy

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  Creole Group

    Portuguese based Group

      Kabuverdianu Language