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kabuverdianu language
The KabuverdianuLanguage is a PortugueseBasedCreoleLanguage of the CapeVerdeIslands. SIL code: KEA. ISO 639-2: cpp. Population: 393,943 including 255,101 in Sotavento or 65% of the speakers, 138,842 in Barlavento or 35% of the speakers (1998 S. Graham). Population: total all countries 934,000. Region: Sotavento dialect is on Santiago, Maio, Fogo, and Brava islands, Barlavento dialect is on Santo Antao, Sao Vicente, Sao Nicolau, Sal, and Boa Vista islands. Also spoken in France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Senegal, Spain, USA. Alternate names: CABOVERDIANO. Dialects: SOTAVENTO, BARLAVENTO. Comments: 59% lexical similarity with the Gulf of Guinea creoles. 29% are comfortable in Portuguese, 36% uncomfortable, 34% block up. Since independence in 1975, the domains of spoken Portuguese have receded in favor of Creole. Portuguese used primarily on TV and radio, in Congress, classrooms, churches, and with foreigners. Portuguese is the primary language of instruction in 12 grades. Used in most domains, and some in Congress, classrooms, churches. There is a creole continuum and some decreolization. National language. Dictionary. Grammar. Literacy rate in second language: 29% Portuguese. Radio programs. Christian. Bible portions 1936.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
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 creole languageA CreoleLanguage is a PidginLanguage that has developed and become the mother tongue for a community of people. This process is called 'creolization' and results in an expanded vocabulary and grammar structure that allow for communication as rich and complex as that of non-creole languages. While pidgins are regarded as reduced languages, creoles are considered expanded languages. That is, while pidgins develop to enable communication in relatively isolated domains, creoles allow for a full range of expressive possibilities on a par with more 'recognized' languages.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
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 human languageThe subclass of Languages used by Humans.
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 physicalAn entity that has a location in space-time. Note that locations are themselves understood to have a location in space-time.
 portuguese based creole languageA PortugueseBasedCreoleLanguage is a CreoleLanguage using a grammatical and core lexical foundation of the PortugueseLanguage.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
 spoken human languageA SpokenHumanLanguage is a HumanLanguage which has as its medium the human voice. It can also be represented visually through writing, although not all SpokenHumanLanguages have a codified written form.
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