Karipúna French Creole


  • Language: Karipúna French Creole
  • Alternate names: Uaçá Creole French, Amapá French Creole, Lanc-Patuá
  • Language code: kmv
  • Language family: Indo-European, Classical Indo-European, Italic, Latino-Faliscan, Latinic, Imperial Latin, Romance, Italo-Western Romance, Western Romance, Shifted Western Romance, Northwestern Shifted Romance, Gallo-Rhaetian, Langues d'oïl, Central Oil, Macro-French, Circum-Caribbean French, Guyanic Creole French
  • Creole language
  • Number of speakers: 2400
  • Script: Latin script

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    Karipúna French Creole is a French-based creole language spoken by the Karipúna community, which lives in the Uaçá Indian Reservation in the state of Amapá, on the Curipi and Oyapock rivers. It is mostly French-lexified except for flora and fauna terms, with a complex mix of substratum languages—most notably the extinct Tupian Karipúna language.

    The Karipúna French Creole Verb

    Karipúna French Creole's system of tense marking is complex, with "five overt tense markers and another [null] marker.

    Tense-aspect markers