Angolar Creole

Angolar Creole (Angolar: n'golá) is a minority Portuguese-based creole language of São Tomé and Príncipe, spoken in the southernmost towns of São Tomé Island and sparsely along the coast, especially by Angolar people. It is also called n'golá by its native speakers. It is a creole language with a majority Portuguese lexicon and a heavy substrate of a dialect of Kimbundu (port. Quimbundo), a Bantu language from inland Angola, where many had come from prior to being enslaved.

Angolar Creole
Native toSão Tomé and Príncipe
Native speakers
5,000 (1998)[1]
Portuguese Creole
  • Lower Guinea
    • Angolar Creole
Language codes
ISO 639-3aoa


  1. ^ Angolar Creole at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)

Further readingEdit

  • Maurer, Philippe (1995). L'angolar: Un créole afro-portugais parlé à São Tomé [Angolar: An Afro-Portuguese creole spoken in São Tomé] (in French). Hamburg: Buske.
  • Lorenzino, Gerardo (1998). The Angolar Creole Portuguese of São Tomé: Its Grammar and Sociolinguistic History. Munich: Lincom Europa.

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