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View Poll Results: Who are the Cape Verdean people most similar to?
mainland West Africa 6 42.86%
Afro-Latin America (Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Brazilians) 8 57.14%
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:28 PM
 
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Here is some information on the Guinea-Bissau Creole language. I can't find an academic link but it's very similar to Cape Verdean Creole and it expanded into Senegal.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea-Bissau_Creole


https://omniglot.com/writing/guineabissaucreole.htm
Its is believed that the Papiamentu/o of the ABC islands is connected to this.
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:58 PM
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Guinea-Bissau Creole this sounds really good.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUgRVZQ5L5A

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Old 10-04-2018, 09:20 PM
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Guinea-Bissau Creole more modern.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng4i_3sg45w
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Old 10-05-2018, 06:25 AM
 
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Cape Verdeans are unique and they speak Creole the only Latin Americans that make any sense to compare them to are Afro-Brazilians as far as the African component it's closest to Senegal. Some Cape Verdeans have a heavy African component but most are very mulatto of every possible shade.
This site might interest you - if you are not already familiar with it - and others who are contributing to this thread.

https://tracingafricanroots.wordpres...rydna-results/
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:07 AM
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This site might interest you - if you are not already familiar with it - and others who are contributing to this thread.

https://tracingafricanroots.wordpres...rydna-results/
I will take a look thanks my family members have a few Cape Verdeans as autosomal DNA matches the shared segments are of Iberian origin.
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:29 AM
 
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Although, off the coast of Africa, its history parallels that of Latin American countries like Cuba, Dominican Republic, Brazil, and Puerto Rico.
Unlike Latin America, it was uninhabited and had no natives. In the 1400s, Portuguese settlers (who had a similar language and culture to that of Spain, which become the root of Latin American culture) brought slaves from the West African mainland. The racial demographics is mostly made of people who are racially mixed white European and black African ("Mulattos"), similar to that of the Dominican Republic, and to a lesser degree Puerto Rico, Cuba, and parts of Brazil, but without the native admixture. So instead of Triracials, their straight up mulattos.
Based on what has been posted in this thread, I think the *answer* depends on the metric. If language is the metric, then Cape Verdeans are most like Crioulo-speaking Mestiços of Guinea-Bissau or the Ziguinchor region of Senegal. São Toméans speak a Portuguese-based Creole language as well. Papiamentu of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao has also been classified as a Portuguese-based Creole, but has undergone some relexification to Spanish. But these languages are not all mutually intelligible. There have been efforts to standardize Cape Verdean Creole, but the tongue is different from one island to another.

If *race* or DNA is the metric and per this previously posted link: https://tracingafricanroots.wordpres...rydna-results/... Cape Verdeans are about 40-50% West African (mostly from Senegal and Mali) and 40-50% European (mostly from Portugal)… again with variations from island to island, as has been already posted.

If *culture* is the metric, then you could find similarities nearly anywhere in the world... and certainly with the Caribbean and Brazil.
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Old 10-05-2018, 01:02 PM
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Its is believed that the Papiamentu/o of the ABC islands is connected to this.

I have read this before as well which I find quite interesting.
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Old 10-05-2018, 01:04 PM
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This site might interest you - if you are not already familiar with it - and others who are contributing to this thread.

https://tracingafricanroots.wordpres...rydna-results/


I have read this link thoroughly thanks for sharing this is an excellent link and I will be communicating with the author of that blog to pick his brain.
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Old 10-05-2018, 02:16 PM
 
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they are similar to both but i would give the edge to the Caribbean...similar genetic makeup, similar migration history/patterns, became independent around the same time, etc.
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Old 10-05-2018, 06:48 PM
 
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Right. Which is why Australians have more in common with New Guinea than Britain. /s

Right. Which is also why people in the US, especially in California, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Kansas have a lot more in common with the UK than Mexico.
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