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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.

Cape Verdean Creole is not currently taught on the IU campus, but we do have access to archived materials. Learn more about Cape Verdean Creole here