The 200-escudo note is a tribute to the doctor and Cape Verdean writer Henrique Teixeira de Sousa, and his native island, Fogo.
The 500-escudo note honors one of poet Jorge Barbosa and his island, Santiago.
The 1,000-escudo note honors composer and musician Codé de Dona, and the musical genre funaná.
The 2,000-escudo note honors Cesária Évora.
The 5,000-escudo note honors the first President of the Republic of Cape Verde, Aristides Maria Pereira, as well as his native island, Boa Vista.
Courtesy of Cleo Phas.