Cape Verde was a Portuguese colony until 1975, when it gained independence. The official language is Portuguese, but the majority of the population uses Creole as their national language. The Portuguese Creole combines the various influences of people who were part of the history of the Cape Verde Islands, namely languages brought by African slaves mixed with the Portuguese, English and French.
Creole language variants are found in the different islands that make up the island country. Cape Verdean Creole seems like a simplification of Portuguese phonetics, which suppressed concordance of gender and number. Creole is a source of pride and a factor of unity for the people and of the Cape Verde Language.