492,000 in Cape Verde Islands (2010 census), increasing. 325,000 Kabuverdianu-Sotaventu, 167,000 Kabuverdianu-Barlavente. 80,000 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 1,000,000. Total users in all countries: 871,000.
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.
4 (Educational). Statutory language of national identity (1992, Constitution, Article 9(2)), not co-equal with Portuguese.
Kabuverdianu-Sotaventu (Caboverdiano-Sotavento), Kabuverdianu-Barlavente (Caboverdiano-Barlavento). Low mutual intelligibility between the dialects.
Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.
Latin script [Latn].
“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.