- Gonçalves, Manuel (2015) Capeverdean Creole-English dictionary, →ISBN
- Romanization of
From Old Portuguese illa, from Old Catalan illa, Vulgar Latin *isula, from Latin insula, whence also English isle and French île. Displaced Old Portuguese inssoa, and hence an etymological doublet of the inherited ínsua, as well as the later borrowing ínsula.
- Hyphenation: i‧lha
- Rhymes: -iʎɐ
ilha f (plural ilhas)
- (geography) island
- (slang) A group of houses in a poor area of a town.
- (figuratively, popular) A person who stands alone in defense of an idea.
- Kabuverdianu: ilha