|Native to||São Tomé and Príncipe|
Principense Creole, called lunguyê ("language of the island") by its speakers, is a Portuguese creole spoken in a community of some four thousand people in São Tomé and Príncipe, specifically on the island of Príncipe (there are two Portuguese-based creoles on São Tomé, Angolar and São Tomense), according to a 1989 study. Today it is mostly spoken by some elderly women (the Ethnologue entry lists 200 native speakers); most of the island's community speaks noncreolized Portuguese; some also speak Forro. Younger generations do not understand Principense or do not value it, leading to the fast decline of the creole.
- Principense Creole at Ethnologue (14th ed., 2000).
- Principense Creole at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Principense". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Holm, John A. (1989). Pidgins and Creoles: Reference Survey. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. p. 277. ISBN 978-0-521-35940-5.
- [http://repositorio.ul.pt/bitstream/10451/18319/1/ulfl183078_tm.pdf Estudo do Léxico do São-Tomense com Dicionário, Carlos Fontes - Universidade de Coimbra.]
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