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Capeverdean Creoles

Capeverdean Creoles form a dialect continuum of Portuguese-based creoles used in Cape Verde.

Barlavento translations (northern island group):  Santo Antão, São Vicente, São Nicolau, Sal, and Boa Vista
Sotavento translations (southern island group):  Maio, Santiago, Fogo, and Brava

The translations below are shown using ALUPEC and the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)


top Santo Antão Island

Santo Antão variety of Capeverdean Creole


top São Vicente Island

São Vicente variety of Capeverdean Creole


top São Nicolau Island

São Nicolau variety of Capeverdean Creole


top Sal Island

Sal variety of Capeverdean Creole


top Boa Vista Island

Boa Vista variety of Capeverdean Creole


top Maio Island

Maio variety of Capeverdean Creole


top Santiago Island

Santiago variety of Capeverdean Creole


top Fogo Island

Fogo variety of Capeverdean Creole


top Brava Island

Brava variety of Capeverdean Creole


Note: The capital of Cape Verde is named "Praia", which is also the word for "beach".
To avoid confusion, "sea" is often used instead of "beach".

Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue

Alternate names for Capeverdean Creole include Crioulo Caboverdeano, Crioulo Caboverdiano, Kriolu Kabuverdianu, and Kriol Kab'verdian


The four essential
travel phrases in English:

1) Where is my room?
2) Where is the beach?
3) Where is the bar?
4) Don't touch me there!
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