List of Cape Verdeans

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This article is a list of notable people related to Cape Verde.

The words “Cabo Verdean” are not always used to express the same notions. They can be used to express:

  1. People who were born in Cape Verde and/or were raised in Cape Verde, generally having lived most of their lives in Cape Verde and who ethnically identify themselves as Cape Verdeans.
  2. People who may or may not have born in Cape Verde, having lived most of their lives outside Cape Verde, having a different nationality than Cape Verdean. Many of these people also have Cape Verdean nationality. Most of these people ethnically identify themselves as Cape Verdeans, having strong ties with Cape Verde and Cape Verdean culture.
  3. People who were not born in Cape Verde but with one or both parents being of one of the two criteria above. Since the ties between Cape Verdean descendants and Cape Verde are usually long lasting, these people often consider themselves as being “Cape Verdeans”.

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Cape Verdean people with other than Cape Verdean nationality[edit]

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  • Maria de Barros, Senegalese-born, Mauritanian-grown singer, now living in United States
  • Lura (1975– ), Portuguese-born singer
  • Boy Gé Mendes (1952– ), Senegalese musician, singer and composer, founder of Paris-based Cape Verdean music bands Cabo Verde Show, Mendes e Mendes, and Mendes e Mendes & O'asah

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  • Amber Rose (1983– ), United States model, recording artist, actress and socialite

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American football[edit]

  • Stephen Cooper (1979– ), United States American football player
  • Wayne Fontes (1940– ), United States American football player
  • Tony Gonzalez (1976– ), United States American football player

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  • Mike Costa (1967– ), United States comedy writer, filmmaker

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