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. Learn more about Cape Verdean Creole from Omniglot and Wikipedia. Other resources are available from the Open Language Archives Community
Recording Archive - Cape Verdean Creole Literature
Poems from "Noti" by Kaoberdiano Dambarà