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Language Data

  • Alternate names: "Badiu", Caboverdiano, Criol, Crioulo, Kriol, Krioulo, Krioulu, "Sampadjudu"
  • Dialects: Caboverdiano-Barlavento, Caboverdiano-Sotavento, Kabuverdianu-Barlavente, Kabuverdianu-Sotaventu
  • Scriptures published: Portions (1936--2009)
    text online See above
    The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Cape Verdeans who can read Portuguese [por] are able to read Kabuverdianu, with a little effort to adjust to a few differences between the Portuguese orthography and the official Kabuverdianu orthography. Literacy rate in second language(s): 29% Portuguese. Taught in primary schools. Taught in secondary schools
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Cape Verde
  • Region: Kabuverdianu-Sotaventu spoken on Santiago, Maio, Fogo, and Brava islands; Kabuverdianu-Barlavente spoken on Santo Antão, São Vicente, São Nicolau, Sal, and Boa Vista islands
  • Also used in: France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Mozambique, Netherlands, Portugal, Senegal, Spain, United States
  • Religion: Christian
  • Status: Statutory language of national identity in Cape Verde Islands
  • Number of users: 1,202,000
  • Vitality: Educational

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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