- Gonçalves, Manuel (2015) Capeverdean Creole-English dictionary, →ISBN
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.
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