Korlai is a Portuguese-based creole spoken by the 780 inhabitants (2010 census) of the coastal village of Korlai, located about 150 km south of Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra. In this state, and the surrounding states of Gujarat and Karnataka, there is also a small diaspora of Korlai speakers. Korlai is used as the village language for all personal interaction. With the exception of a play written in the creole, Korlai is an oral language. In more formal contexts, Marathi (the regional language) is often used. Up to the early 1960s, Portuguese was the language of the church in Korlai. Around 1964, Marathi was introduced into the church liturgy and it has been the church language ever since. As more Korlai children are finishing high school (Marathi medium) and seeking employment outside of their tradition profession of agriculture, the influence of Marathi is becoming increasingly stronger. The default lect of Korlai described in APiCS is that of children and adult Korlai speakers whose speech was analyzed between 1986 and 2005.