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The FaDAmbuLanguage is a PortugueseBasedCreoleLanguage of EquatorialGuinea. SIL code: FAB. ISO 639-2: cpp. Population: 2,500 (1999 SIL). Population: total both countries 2,500. Region: Annobon Island, isolated from the mainland by 360 km. of ocean (2,000), and in a community from Annobon living in Malabo on Bioko Island (500), a few on continental Equatorial Guinea. Also spoken in Spain. Alternate names: ANNOBONES, ANNOBONESE, ANNOBONENSE. Comments: Different from Fernando Po Krio and Crioulo of Guinea-Bissau and Kabuverdianu. Little variation between Annobonese in Annobon and Malabo. 62.5% lexical similarity with Sao Tomense. About 10% of the lexicon comes from Spanish. Many on Bioko learn Spanish, but less so on Annobon. Women on Annobon seem uncomfortable in Spanish. Spanish is used in government and education. Many on Bioko learn the local trade language, Fernando Po Creole English. Non-creolized Portuguese used as liturgical language by local Catholics. Used in the home and with other Annobonese, all contexts except government and education. Vigorous use in Annobon and Malabo. Language closely related to cultural identity and solidarity. The Portuguese took slaves from Sao Tome and Angola to establish a population on Annobon. It was later traded to Spain. Also influenced by the Creole English of Bioko. They are famed swimmers, fishermen, and whalers. Possible vowel length, vowel harmony, tone sandhi. Tropical forest. Volcanic island. Fishermen, agricultural laborers, coconut palms, whalers. 0 to 500 meters. Christian.(extract from
InstancesContentBearingPhysicalAny Object or Process that expresses content. This covers Objects that contain a Proposition, such as a book, as well as ManualSignLanguage, which may similarly contain a Proposition.
 CreoleLanguageA 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
 EntityThe universal class of individuals. This is the root node of the ontology.
 HumanLanguageThe subclass of Languages used by Humans.
 LanguageA system of signs for expressing thought. The system can be either natural or artificial, i.e. something that emerges gradually as a cultural artifact or something that is intentionally created by a person or group of people.
 LinguisticExpressionThis is the subclass of ContentBearingPhysical which are language-related. Note that this Class encompasses both Language and the the elements of Languages, e.g. Words.
 PhysicalAn entity that has a location in space-time. Note that locations are themselves understood to have a location in space-time.
 PortugueseBasedCreoleLanguageA PortugueseBasedCreoleLanguage is a CreoleLanguage using a grammatical and core lexical foundation of the PortugueseLanguage.(extract from
 SpokenHumanLanguageA 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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