Crioulo, Upper Guinea

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A language of Guinea-Bissau

Alternate Names
Guinea-Bissau Creole, Kiryol, Kriulo, Portuguese Creole
Population

206,000 in Guinea-Bissau (2006 World Factbook), increasing. Population total all countries: 483,400.

Location

Widespread. Also in Gambia, Senegal, United States.

Language Status

5 (Developing). De facto language of national identity.

Dialects

Bafat√° Creole, Bissau-Bolama Creole, Cacheu-Ziguinchor Creole. Lexical similarity: with Kabuverdianu [kea].

Language Use

600,000 or more L2 users. Home, work, church, government. All ages. Few also use Portuguese [por].

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Newspapers. Radio programs. Videos. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1999.
Writing
Latin script.

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