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Portuguese and Spanish Speaking countries

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Countries

Countries
Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Macau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe
Andora, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Western Sahara

Total No. Of Countries
10
6
46
1

National Language
Portugal
Spain

Second Language
United States of America
Andora, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, US Virgin Islands

Speaking Continents
Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America
Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America

Minority Language
Australia, Daman and Diu, France, Germany, Goa, Italy, Japan, United States of America
Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Morocco, United Kingdom

Regulated By
Academia Brasileira de Letras (Brazilian Literary Academy), Academia das Ciências de Lisboa, Classe de Letras
Asociación de Academias de la Lengua Española

Interesting Facts
  • Portuguese language has absorbed many words from French, Italian, Arabic and also from indigenous South American and African languages.
  • The first written document in Portuguese language was found in the 12th century.
  • One of the world's most phonetic language is Spanish.
  • Up to the 18th century, Spanish was diplomatic language.

Similar To
Spanish and Galician Languages
French Language

Derived From
Latin
Latin

Portuguese vs Spanish Countries

Comparing Portuguese vs Spanish countries gives you idea about number of countries that speak Portuguese and Spanish languages.

  • Portuguese Speaking Countries: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Macau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe.
  • Spanish Speaking Countries: Andora, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Western Sahara.

So we find that, total number of countries where Portuguese is official language is 10 whereas total number of countries where Spanish is official language is 46

Find if Portuguese and Spanish are Most Spoken Languages. Comparison of Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries will give you the presence of Portuguese and Spanish languages in different countries. Along with Portuguese vs Spanish countries, you can also compare Portuguese vs Spanish.

Portuguese and Spanish as Minority Language

In Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries you will get the countries which have Portuguese and Spanish as minority language. The language which is spoken by minority of population in the country is called as minority language.

  • Portuguese as minority language: Australia, Daman and Diu, France, Germany, Goa, Italy, Japan, United States of America.
  • Spanish as minority language: Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Morocco, United Kingdom.

If you want to compare Portuguese and Spanish dialects, then you can go to Portuguese vs Spanish Dialects. Some of the official languages are also considered as minority languages.

Portuguese and Spanish Regulators

Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries provide you Portuguese and Spanish regulators which are the official organizations that regulate them. Academia Brasileira de Letras (Brazilian Literary Academy), Academia das Ciências de Lisboa, Classe de Letras regulates Portuguese language. Spanish is regulated by Asociación de Academias de la Lengua Española. Also get to learn, Portuguese and Spanish Language History.

Portuguese and Spanish Continents

Thinking about Portuguese and Spanish continents in which Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries are present. Check out more information on Portuguese and Spanish. Most of the Portuguese speaking countries lie in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America. While Spanish speaking countries lie in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America. Continentwise, most of the languages belong to Asian Languages and African Languages. It's always fun to know about interesting facts of any language, so lets discuss about unknown facts of Portuguese and Spanish languages:

Portuguese Interesting Facts:

  • Portuguese language has absorbed many words from French, Italian, Arabic and also from indigenous South American and African languages.
  • The first written document in Portuguese language was found in the 12th century.

Spanish Interesting Facts:

  • One of the world's most phonetic language is Spanish.
  • Up to the 18th century, Spanish was diplomatic language.

The Portuguese language was derived from Latin and is similar to Spanish and Galician Languages whereas Portuguese language is similar to French Language and derived from Latin.