Angolar language

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Angolar
Ngola
Native to São Tomé and Príncipe
Native speakers
5,000  (1998)[1]
Portuguese Creole
  • Afro-Portuguese Creole
    • Gulf of Guinea Creole
      • Angolar
Language codes
ISO 639-3 aoa
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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)

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