Forro Language

Forro Language

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Forro is a Portuguese-based creole language spoken in S o Tom and Pr ncipe. The name means "freed slave" in Portuguese. The language is also called crioulo santomense. It should not be confused with the dialect of Portuguese spoken in S o Tom and Pr ncipe. S o Tom is an island of the Gulf of Guinea, discovered by the Portuguese in the 15th century. It was uninhabited at the time, but Portuguese settlers used the island as a center of the slave trade, and there was a need for slaves in the island. Since both parties needed to communicate, a pidgin was formed. The substrate languages were from the Bantu and Kwa groups. This pidgin then became fixed as it became the mother language of children born from Portuguese men and African women slaves.show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136737973
  • 9786136737973