The official language of Guinea-Bissau is Portuguese, despite being spoken by only 11% of the population. Kriol is spoken by 44% of the population. French is also learned in schools, as the country is surrounded by French-speaking countries and is a full member of the Francophonie as well as the CPLP. However, knowledge of French is considerably lower than knowledge of Portuguese. Native languages include Balanta, Fula, Mandjak, Mandinka and Papel.
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