Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures – Kriol

The Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Languages Structures (APiCS) is a resource for linguists who are interested in different Pidgin and Creole languages spoken all over the world. The APiCS website, APiCS Online, gathers information from all sorts of Pidgin and Creole languages, spoken in places such as in Africa, the Caribbean and more. The main purpose of the website and atlas is to allow people to look at different Pidgin and Creole languages and look at ways in which they are similar and ways in which they are different from each other.

Kriol was included in the APiCS project and you can find the page for Kriol here: https://apics-online.info/contributions/25. On that website, you can listen to a recording of a Kriol story from Timber Creek and see the transcript and translation. A lot of the other information provided on the page is specifically for linguists: the site goes through all the grammatical features of Kriol and gives you examples of each (when you click ‘more’). In the section called ‘sociolinguistic features’, you can get also get some information about the role of Kriol in society.

Click here for the Kriol entry in the online Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures (APiCS): https://apics-online.info/contributions/25