Angolar Creole

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"Angolar" redirects here. For the Angolan currency, see Angolan angolar.
Native to São Tomé and Príncipe
Native speakers
5,000  (1998)[1]
Portuguese Creole
  • Lower Guinea Portuguese
    • Angolar
Language codes
ISO 639-3 aoa
Glottolog ango1258[2]
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Angolar, also Ngola (Lungua N'golá) is a minority language of São Tomé and Príncipe, spoken in the southernmost towns of São Tomé Island and sparsely along the coast. It is a creole language, based partially on Portuguese with a heavy substrate of a dialect of Kimbundu (port. Quimbundo), a Bantu language from inland Angola, where a number of enslaved Africans were abducted to this island.

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  1. ^ Angolar at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Angolar". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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