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Sao Tome and Principe
Sao Tome and Principe

The World Language Process program of the UNKOMMON Foundation is proposing a World Conference / Congress on the subject of a Universal Auxiliary Language.

We would like to have participants from every country in the world including individuals from as many languages possible.

As people agree to participate we hope to update these web pages.

Persons the WLP Proposes to Participate


Geographic Location

    Western Africa, islands in the Gulf of Guinea, straddling the Equator, west of Gabon.

Border countries:

    measured from claimed archipelagic baselines territorial sea: 12 nm exclusive economic zone: 200 nm.

Cultural Demographics

187,410 (July 2005 est.)

Cultural Groups:

Ethnic groups: mestico, angolares (descendants of Angolan slaves), forros (descendants of freed slaves), servicais (contract laborers from Angola, Mozambique, and Cape Verde), tongas (children of servicais born on the islands), Europeans (primarily Portuguese)

Religions: Catholic 70.3%, Evangelical 3.4%, New Apostolic 2%, Adventist 1.8%, other 3.1%, none 19.4% (2001 census) .

Languages Spoken:

Portuguese (official).

male: 85%
female: 62% (1991 est.)

Provinces and Universities

    Sao Tome

Number of provinces

2 provinces; Principe, Sao Tome note: Principe has had self-government since 29 April 1995.

Universities go here.

Sao Tome and Principe

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