Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of São Vicente/Increasing use

The speech community of Cape Verdean Creole of São Vicente is fairly stable and the variety is acquired as a mother tongue by all small children. The majority of foreigners residing on São Vicente (from China, Europe, America and mainland Africa) end up acquiring the language to various degrees of proficiency. It serves as a language of their daily communication (rather than Portuguese which can only be acquired via schooling or some other kind of formal tutoring).


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