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Kabuverdianu
[kea] Kabuverdianu-Sotaventu is spoken on Santiago, Maio, Fogo, and Brava islands; Kabuverdianu-Barlavente is spoken on Santo Antão, São Vicente, São Nicolau, Sal, and Boa Vista islands. Also in France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Mozambique, Netherlands, Portugal, Senegal, Spain, United States. 492,000 in Cape Verde Islands (2010 census), increasing. 80,000 to 100,000 monolinguals. 66% in Kabuverdianu-Sotaventu, 34% in Kabuverdianu-Barlavente. Population total all countries: 1,202,000. Ethnic population: 1,000,000. Status: 4 (Educational). Statutory language of national identity (1992, Constitution, Article 9(2)), not co-equal with Portuguese. Alternate Names: “Badiu” (pej.), Caboverdiano, Criol, Crioulo, Kriol, Krioulo, Krioulu, “Sampadjudu” (pej.) Dialects: Kabuverdianu-Barlavente (Caboverdiano-Barlavento), Kabuverdianu-Sotaventu (Caboverdiano-Sotavento). Low mutual intelligibility between the dialects. Classification: Creole, Portuguese based Comments: “Badiu” is a somewhat pejorative name for the indigenous inhabitants of the southern island of Santiago, often used by extension as the name for the variant of Kabuverdianu-Sotaventu spoken on this island. “Sanpadjudu” is a somewhat pejorative name for the indigenous inhabitants of the northern island of Santo Antão, often used by extension as the name for the variant of Kabeverdiane-Barlavente spoken on this island). Christian.

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Portuguese
[por] Urban centers. There are very few L1 speakers, mostly Portuguese or Brazilian citizens, who tend to remain monolingual in Portuguese. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1992, Constitution, Article 9(1)). Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Ibero-Romance, West Iberian, Portuguese-Galician

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