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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

Download an alphabet chart for Guinea-Bissau Creole (Excel)

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

Betawi, 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, Ndyuka, Norfuk, Palenquero, Papiamento, Pijin, Réunion Creole, Sango, Saramaccan, Seychelles Creole, Sierra Leonean Creole, Sranan, Saint Lucian Creole, Tok Pisin, Torres-Strait Creole

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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