Languages of Guinea-Bissau

Languages of Guinea-Bissau
Official languages Portuguese
Main foreign languages French
Sign languages Guinea-Bissau Sign Language
National language / lingua franca Guinea-Bissau Creole
The National Assembly with signs in Portuguese.

The official language of Guinea-Bissau is Portuguese. Portuguese is spoken by 11%[1] of the population. French is also learned in schools, as Guinea-Bissau is surrounded by French-speaking countries and is a full member of the Francophonie as well as the CPLP.[1]

Native languages

Guinea-Bissau Creole is spoken by 44% of the population.[1]

Native languages include Balanta, Fula, Mandjak, Mandinka and Papel.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Guinée-Bissau". Retrieved 2013-12-06.

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