From the Oxford English to the Merriam-Webster, English language dictionaries are well established in the U.S.

But the effort to create dictionaries of indigenous languages is growing, including a new one capturing Cape Verdean Creole.

A local publisher is documenting the common tongue of the West African nation — and of many Greater Boston immigrants — in an English to Cape Verdean dictionary to be published later this year.


Manuel Da Luz Goncalves, founder and owner of Mili Mila Inc.

Abel Djassi Amado, associate professor of political science and international relations at Simmons University