Cannanore Portuguese creole

Cannanore Indo-Portuguese
Native toIndia
RegionCannanore (Kannur)
Native speakers
5 (2010)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Cannanore Indo-Portuguese is an Indo-Portuguese creole spoken on the Malabar coast of India. It formed from contact between the Portuguese and Malayalam languages in Indo-Portuguese households in the city of Cannanore (Kannur). In 2010 it was estimated to have five native speakers remaining.[1] It formed after the Cochin Indo-Portuguese.[Does this mean in time, or that it derived from Cochin IP?]


  1. ^ a b Hugo Cardoso, "The Death of an Indian-born Language", Open Magazine, October 30, 2010.