Indo-Portuguese creoles

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Indo-Portuguese Creole
Native to India, Sri Lanka
Native speakers
5,000  (2006)[1]
Portuguese Creole
  • Indo-Portuguese Creole
Language codes
ISO 639-3 idb
Glottolog indo1318[2]

The Indo-Portuguese creoles are the several creole languages of India and Sri Lanka which had a substantial Portuguese influence in grammar or lexicon, such as

The expression Indo-Portuguese may refer not only to the creoles but also to the ethnic groups speaking those languages.


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