Languages of São Tomé and Príncipe

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Languages of São Tomé and Príncipe (2012)[1]
Languages percent
Portuguese
  
98.4%
Forro
  
36.2%
Cabo Verdian
  
8.5%
French
  
6.8%
Angolar
  
6.6%
English
  
4.9%
Other
  
2.4%
Lunguie
  
1%

São Tomé and Príncipe has Portuguese as the official and national language. It is spoken by virtually all of the population. Locally developed restructured varieties of Portuguese or Portuguese creoles are also spoken: Forro, Angolar and Principense.[2] Cape Verdean Creole is spoken by 8.5% and it is also a Portuguese creole. French (6.8%) and English (4.9%) are foreign languages taught in schools.

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  1. ^ "Africa :: SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE". CIA The World Factbook. 
  2. ^ Lewis, M. Paul (ed.) (2009). "Languages of São Tomé e Príncipe". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (sixteenth edition). SIL International. Retrieved 2010-01-08.