Diu Indo-Portuguese


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    Diu Indo-Portuguese is spoken on the Indian island of Diu (Union Territory of Daman, Diu and Dadra & Nagar-Haveli), off the tip of the Saurashtra peninsula of Gujarat. Native speakers nowadays concentrate exclusively in Diu Town.

    The Diu Indo-Portuguese Verb

    The expression of tense, aspect and mood categories in Diu Indo-Portuguese involves both morphological marking and preverbal auxiliaries. Verbs are organized into three conjugational classes, identified by different thematic vowels -a-, -e- and -i-, which determine the form of their inflectional suffixes. Verbs construct four different forms: the Infinitive, Non-Past and Past forms, as well as a Participle.