Languages of São Tomé and Príncipe

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Languages of São Tomé and Príncipe
Official languages Portuguese (95%)
Regional languages Forro (85%), Angolar (3%), Principense (0.1%)[1]
Main foreign languages French (65%)[2]

São Tomé and Príncipe has four official languages: Portuguese, the official language spoken by 95% of the population and the Portuguese-based creoles Forro (85%), Angolar (3%) and Principense (0.1%). French is also taught in schools, as the country is neighbouring Francophone Africa and a member of Francophonie.

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  1. ^ Lewis, M. Paul (ed.) (2009). "Languages of São Tomé e Príncipe". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (sixteenth edition). SIL International. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
  2. ^ http://20mars.francophonie.org/IMG/pdf/FICHE_03_Nombre_de_francophones.pdf