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List of countries where a Portuguese-based creole is spoken[edit]

The Portuguese-based creole language of Papiamento1 is official in Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles. There are several other creoles spoken in other countries but are not official.

No. Country Creole Language Alternate Name Estimated Speakers[1]

1  Netherlands Antilles Papiamento Papiamentu 179,000
2 Flag of Aruba.svg Aruba Papiamento Papiamentu 60,000
3 Flag of Cape Verde.svg Cape Verde Cape Verdean Kabuverdianu 393,943
4 Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau Creole Crioulo 189,850
5 Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg São Tomé and Príncipe Forro São Tomense 69,899
" " Angolar Fa D'ambu 5,000
" " Principense 200
6 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia Kristang Malaccan Creole 5,000
7 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Macanese Macau Creole 4,000
8 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Indo-Portuguese 3,406
9 Flag of India.svg India Indo-Portuguese Língua da Casa 2,000
" " Kristi Korlai Creole 750
10 Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea Annobonese 2,500

1Papiamento is considered both a Portuguese- and Spanish-based creole language [2][3]

  1. ^ "Ethnologue". Retrieved 2008-06-15. 
  2. ^ Attila Narin (June 1998). "Papiamentu Facts". Retrieved 2008-06-13. 
  3. ^ Dalby, Andrew. Dictionary of Languages. Bloomsbury Publishing plc. pp. p. 489. ISBN 0-7475-3117-X.