Korlai Creole Portuguese

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Creole Portuguese
Population

800 (Clements 2015).

Location

Maharashtra state: Korlai, 200 km south of Mumbai on 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. Also use Marathi [mar], fluently with outsiders.

Language Development

Literature.

Writing

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

Other Comments

Christian.

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