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Guinea-Bissau Creole (Kriol, Kiriol, Kriolu, Purtuguis)

Guinea-Bissau Creole is a Portuguese-based creole spoken in Guinea-Bissau, where it is the lingua-franca, and also in in parts of Senegal, where it used as a trade language. Guinea-Bissau Creole is spoken by about 310,000 people as a native language (in 2006-2007), and by some 600,000 people as a second language.

Guinea-Bissau Creole, which is closely related to Cape Verdean Creole, is used in business, public services, parliament, informal literature and entertainment in Guinea-Bissau. It is not used in the news media. Standard Portuguese is the official language of Guinea-Bissau, and Guinea-Bissau Creole is becoming more and more influenced by it.

Guinea-Bissau Creole alphabet and pronunciation

Guinea-Bissau Creole alphabet and pronunciation

Source: https://guinebissaudocs.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/415-dicionariocriouloportuguesintroduzione.pdf

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Sample text

Tudu pekaduris ta padidu libri i igual na balur suma na diritus. Suma e dadu kapasidadi di pensa, e tene tambi konsiensia, e dibi di trata nutru suma ermons.

Source: https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crioulo_da_Guiné-Bissau

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Sample lesson in Guinea-Bissau Creole

Links

Information about Guinea-Bissau Creole
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea-Bissau_Creole
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/pov
http://www.sorosoro.org/en/guinea-bissau-creole/

Guinea-Bissau Creole phrases
https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Guinea-Bissau_Creole_phrasebook
http://wikitravel.org/en/Creole_phrasebook

Creole languages

Aukaans/Ndjuká, Bislama, Cape Verdean Creole, Chavacano, Chinook Jargon, Fanagalo, French Guianese Creole, Guadeloupean Creole, Guinea-Bissau Creole, Haitian Creole, Jamaican, Kituba, Manado Malay, Mauritian Creole, Nagamese, Norfuk, Papiamento, Pijin, Réunion Creole, Sango, Saramaccan, Seychelles Creole, Sierra Leonean Creole, Sranan, Tok Pisin, Torres-Strait Creole

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