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Under the heading "RESPECT" the author has stated, "It is good to buy something" following a line to the effect of people will try to guilt you into buying something. I have lived in West Africa for three years, and I've heard similar stories told by sellers in seven West African countries. However, what we are talking about is a "potential" business transaction, which does not always conclude in a sale. Both parties understand this. There is no disrespect conveyed by a potential buyer choosing not to purchase an item even after the seller pleads with a story. This is simply a seller's tactic. So when the author says, "It is good to buy something", s/he is essentially saying it's good to buy into a seller's story, whether or not it has any credibility and despite if you want the item trying to be sold to you, you will be providing money for a local or W. African, who will thus be the only beneficiary in this transaction. This sentence needs to be removed.

For future information the Wikitravel:CIA World Factbook 2002 import can be found at Talk:Cape Verde/CIA World Factbook 2002 import -- Huttite 22:50, 27 Mar 2005 (EST)

"Precipitation is meager and very erratic."[edit]

This means that it rains rarely and unpredictably / irregularly, right? Can this be changed to a bit simpler form?

It is very clear standard English. Simplifying it would be the kind of thing to do for a Simple English version, but I don't see the need here. Texugo 21:27, 11 March 2010 (EST)

Temperate climate?????[edit]


The text says:

"ClimateCape Verde’s climate is temperate, with a warm, dry summer. Precipitation is meager and falls between the months of June to February, peaking in September.

Some islands see almost no rain, these are Sal, Boavista and Maio. The islands with most rain fall are Santiago, Fogo and Santo Antao."

Hello!!! This is totally wrong! The author abviously know little about climate systems.

Cape Verde lies inside the intertropical zone on the northern hemisphere. It has tropical climate, not temperate, nor mediterranean as the author sugests by saying that the summmer is dry.

Because it's west coast of a continent on tropical latitudes, it is under influence of a desert, the Sahara, by the boundary between tropical dry (desert) and tropical rain forest. Cape Verde lies at the same latitudes of the coast of Mauritânia and Senegal. The prevailing winds are trade winds. Trade winds travel in a east to west direction. So in this location of the globe, the winds come from the Sahara in a dry mode. The eastern islands of Sal and Boavista are more exposed to these dry winds carrying sand from the mainland, therefore the islands are dry and sandy. The westernmost islands on the other hand get less sand from the sahara and the wind already carries some humidity, therefore these islands are green.