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)
    • 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, Netherlands, Portugal, Senegal, Spain, United States
  • Religion: Christian
  • Status: Statutory language of national identity in Cape Verde Islands
  • Number of users: 872,000
  • Vitality: Educational

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)