Korlai Creole Portuguese

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Creole Portuguese
Population

750 (1998 J. Clements). 250 families (2002).

Location

Maharashtra, Korlai, 200 km south of Mumbai, west coast.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. A blend of Portuguese [por] and Marathi [mar].

Language Use

L1 of Christian farming community in upper Korlai. Intense cultural pressure from surrounding Marathi-speaking [mar] population. Home. Fluent Marathi [mar] used with outsiders.

Writing

Devanagari script [Deva]. Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.