Sri Lanka Portuguese
ISO 639-3: idb

Sri Lanka Portuguese is an endangered Portuguese-based creole spoken as L1/L2 by the Portuguese Burghers, an Eurasian community claiming Portuguese ancestry. Currently, the language is spoken by c. 1300 speakers scattered across the Jaffna, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, and Ampara districts of Sri Lanka (Cardoso et al. 2019).

Check out this video made by Chouette Films for the Endangered Languages Archive based on a selection of our field recordings and listen to how Sri Lanka Portuguese sounds!
Revitalization efforts
Developed in collaboration with community members, the project Nósa Lingvááy ('our language, எங்கள் மொழி') provides accessible educational materials and resources for those interested in learning or finding out more about this language.