Língua Geral of São Paulo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Lingua Geral do Sul)
Jump to: navigation, search
Língua Geral
Tupi Austral
Native to Brazil
Era 17th–18th centuries
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog None
This article contains IPA phonetic symbols. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode characters.

The Língua Geral Paulista (São Paulo General language), or Tupí Austral (Southern Tupi), was a Tupi-based trade language of São Vicente, São Paulo, and the upper Tietê River. In the 17th century it was widely spoken in São Paulo and spread to neighboring regions. From 1750 on, following orders from Marquis of Pombal, Portuguese was forcibly taught to Brazilian children in schools. The Língua Geral Paulista subsequently lost ground to Portuguese and eventually became extinct.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]