Angolar

Facts

  • Language: Angolar
  • Alternate names: Ngola
  • Language code: aoa
  • Language family: Creole, Portuguese Based
  • Number of speakers: 5000
  • Script: Latin

Introduction

Angolar is a minority language of São Tomé and Príncipe, spoken in the southernmost towns of São Tomé Island and sparsely along the coast. It is a Creole language, based partially on Portuguese with a heavy substrate of a dialect of Kimbundu.

The verb

The verb is not conjugated by person.

Tense, aspect, and mood is expressed with a TAM pattern before the verb.

The following TAM are attested along with their combinations:

Ø-
kata ka
thêka ~ thaka ~ thaka thêka
ta(ka ta)

References

L'angolar. Un créole afro-portugais parlé à Sao Tomé. Notes de grammaire, textes, vocabulaires. Kreolische Bibliothek, Band 16. 1995. XII, 288 Seiten.978-3-87548-112-9.