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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Caboverdian Mestico of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 45,250

ROP3 Code: 101838
IMB Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Other Sub-Saharan African
Language: Kabuverdianu - (kea)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Cabo Verde

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Majority Located Where

  Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA - 17,560

  Providence-Warwick, RI - 7,500

  New Haven-Milford, CT - 650

  Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL - 550

  Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT - 410

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Brief Profile

The Caboverdian Mestico people from Cabo Verde, formerly known as Cape Verde, are of mixed descent and it would not be uncommon to see them with dark skin, lighter colored hair, and blue eyes while at the same time seeing others who have light skin and black hair. As such, they are a people of mixed African and European origins; another term is creole meaning mixed black and white descent.

Cabo Verde is a small island country, consisting of 10 volcanic islands, approximately 350 miles off the coast of West Africa.

Although Caboverdian Mestico people traditionally speak a Portuguese creole dialect on Cabo Verde, the majority in the United States also speak English. However, they maintain a strong sense of their ethno-linguistic identity by continuing to speak their mother tongue and celebrating their rich cultural heritage as a people group.

The majority of Caboverdian Mestico in the United States adhere to Roman Catholicism with many living a more secular lifestyle. The majority of them are concentrated on the New England coast from Providence, Rhode Island, to New Bedford and Brockton, Massachusetts. Overall, the the vast majority reside just south of the Boston metro area.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for churches to develop intentional church planting strategies specifically focusing on the Caboverdian Mestico people.
  • Pray for Christians that live and work among Caboverdian Mestico people to begin forming loving friendships with them that will reveal a living God.
  • Pray for the Holy Spirit to begin revealing the true nature of God to Caboverdian Mestico people in powerful ways.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesBrocktonBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA17,560
United StatesPawtucketProvidence-WarwickRI7,500
United StatesWaterburyNew Haven-MilfordCT650
United StatesKissimmeeOrlando-Kissimmee-SanfordFL550
United StatesBridgeportBridgeport-Stamford-NorwalkCT410

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