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The Portuguese is the official language of Cape Verde, used in all the official and administrative documentation. It is also the language of the radios and televisions and, more important, the language of schools.
In the remaining situations of communication (including the quotidian life), the Cape-Verdian Creole is used. The Cape-Verdian is a mixture of the archaic Portuguese and African languages. The Creole divides itself in two dialects, with some variants in pronunciation and vocabulary: the one of the Barlavento (Windward) islands, to the north, and the one of the Sotavento (Lee-side) islands, to the south.