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Portuguese Language

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Portuguese speaking countries. Portuguese Countries </>
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Countries where Portuguese is an official language. Countries
Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Macau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe
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Total count of countries where Portuguese is official language. Total No. Of Countries
10
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6
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Countries where Portuguese is a native language. National Language
Portugal
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Countries where Portuguese language is spoken as a non-native language. Second Language
United States of America
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Continent wise Portuguese speaking countries. Speaking Continents
Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America
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Countries where small group of people speak Portuguese language. Minority Language
Australia, Daman and Diu, France, Germany, Goa, Italy, Japan, United States of America
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Organization that administrates and maintains the Portuguese language. Regulated By
Academia Brasileira de Letras (Brazilian Literary Academy), Academia das Ciências de Lisboa, Classe de Letras
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Interesting facts about Portuguese language. 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.
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The language to which Portuguese is similar. Similar To
Spanish and Galician Languages
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The language through which Portuguese is derived from. Derived From
Latin
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Set of letters used in Portuguese language. Portuguese Alphabets </>
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Image of Portuguese alphabets. Alphabets in Portuguese
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Total number of letters used in Languages language. Alphabets
23
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5
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Portuguese phonology is the study of sounds in Portuguese language. Portuguese Phonology
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Speech sound produced when breath flows out through human mouth without being blocked by the teeth, tongue or lips. How Many Vowels
9
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7
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Speech sound in which the air is at least partly blocked. How Many Consonants
19
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9
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Writing system used by Portuguese language. Portuguese Scripts
Latin
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The direction in which Portuguese language is written (Some languages are written in right-to-left or left-to-right direction) and this depends on scripts used. Portuguese Writing Direction
Left-To-Right, Horizontal
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Is Portuguese hard to learn? Hard to Learn
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Learning levels in Languages language to become proficient. Portuguese Language Levels
6
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5
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Time required to learn Languages language. Time Taken to Learn
24 weeks
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6
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Basic useful phrases in Portuguese Language. Portuguese Greetings </>
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HELLO in Portuguese. Hello
Olá
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THANK YOU in Portuguese. Thank You
obrigado
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HOW ARE YOU? in Portuguese. How Are You?
Como você está?
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GOOD NIGHT in Portuguese. Good Night
boa noite
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GOOD EVENING in Portuguese. Good Evening
boa Noite
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GOOD AFTERNOON in Portuguese. Good Afternoon
boa Tarde
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GOOD MORNING in Portuguese. Good Morning
bom Dia
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PLEASE in Portuguese. Please
Por Favor
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SORRY in Portuguese. Sorry
pesaroso
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BYE in Portuguese. Bye
tchau
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I LOVE YOU in Portuguese. I Love You
Eu te amo
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EXCUSE ME in Portuguese. Excuse Me
desculpe me
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Forms of language which belongs to specific region or group of people. Portuguese Dialects </>
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Variety of Portuguese language. Dialect 1
Brazilian Portuguese
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Dialect 1 speaking regions. Where They Speak
Brazil
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Dialect 1 speaking population. How Many People Speak
204,000,000.00
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4
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Variety of Portuguese language. Dialect 2
European Portuguese
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Dialect 2 speaking regions. Where They Speak
Portugal
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Dialect 2 speaking population. How Many People Speak
10,000,000.00
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9
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Variety of Portuguese language. Dialect 3
Daman and Diu Portuguese creole
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Dialect 3 speaking regions. Where They Speak
Daman and Diu
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Dialect 3 speaking population. How Many People Speak
4,000.00
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35
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Total number of dialects used in Languages language. Total No. Of Dialects
26
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23
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Total count of people speaking Portuguese language. How Many People Speak Portuguese? </>
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Total count of people speaking Languages language in the world. How Many People Speak?
231.00 million
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7
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Total percentage of world population speaking Languages language. Speaking Population
3.27 %
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7
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Total count of people speaking Languages as first language or mother tongue. Native Speakers
216.00 million
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5
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Number of people speaking Portuguese as second language or as non-native language. Second Language Speakers
15.00 million
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17
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Local name of Portuguese language in it’s own script. Native Name
Português
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Alias or other names of Portuguese Language. Alternative Names
Português
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Name of Portuguese in French Language. French Name
portugais
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Name of Portuguese in German Language. German Name
Portugiesisch
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Pronunciation means the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) of words. IPA is an alphabetic system of phonetic script based on Latin Alphabet. Pronunciation
[puɾtuˈɣeʃ], [poʁtuˈɡes]
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Ethnicity is category of people which belong to common ancestral, social, cultural group. Ethnic group belong to same national experience, basically an inherited status. Ethnicity
Portuguese people or portugueses
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History of Portuguese language. Portuguese History </>
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Evolution period of Portuguese language. Origin
3rd Century
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Language Family is the common ancestor through which all the languages under this family are related. Language Family
Indo-European Family
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Language Family is divided into branches and further branches are divided into groups called subgroups. Subgroup
Romance
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Language Family is divided into smaller units called as branch. Branch
Not Available
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There are three forms of language. Language Forms
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Development stages of Portuguese language in it’s earlier period. Early Forms
Medieval Galician
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A standard form is a language variety that is used in governments, in media, in schools and for international communication. Standard Forms
Portuguese
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Rank of Portuguese language based on total number of native speakers. Portuguese Language Position
6
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6
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Signed forms are manually coded languages which are representation of oral languages in gesture and visual form which is signed version of oral languages. Sign languages are used by deaf communities. Signed Forms
Signed Portuguese
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Scope of Portuguese language Scope
Individual
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Portuguese language code. Portuguese Code </>
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Portuguese language which is represented by two letters. ISO 639 1
pt
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Portuguese language which is represented by three letters. ISO 639 2
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ISO 639 2/T is the terminology ISO 639 2 code of Portuguese language. ISO 639 2/T
por
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ISO 639 2/B is bibliographic ISO 639 2 code of Portuguese language. ISO 639 2/B
por
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Portuguese language which is represented by three letters. ISO 639 3
por
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Portuguese language which is represented by four letters. ISO 639 6
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Comprehensive list of families, languages, dialects that is unique identifier code consisting of four letters and four digits. Glottocode
port1283
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Two digits + one to six letters code is the linguasphere of Portuguese language. Linguasphere
51-AAA-a
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Types of Portuguese Language. Types of Language
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Type of Portuguese language. Language Type
Living
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Portuguese Linguistic typology is study and classification of languages based on common structural features and forms. Language Linguistic Typology
Subject-Verb-Object
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Portuguese Morphological Typology is classification of languages based on how languages form words by combining morphemes. Language Morphological Typology
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Origin of Portuguese language

In order to communicate with each other, the origin of language was the essential part. Various languages are spoken all over the world. Portuguese language is one of the Most Spoken Languages. The origin of Portuguese language states that it was put to use in 3rd Century. The history of Portuguese language reveals that the language is old and used since many years. Check out in brief about Portuguese Language History. The evolution of Portuguese language began with early forms such as Medieval Galician. Portuguese is the standard form of Portuguese language and it is used in government centers. Know all About Portuguese Language.

Portuguese population

Portuguese population gives us the total count of number of people speaking Portuguese language. Portuguese language is spoken by 231.00 million people in the world. Most of the Portuguese population lies in the Portuguese Speaking Countries. Portuguese language is spoken as first language by 216.00 million people and as second language by about 15.00 million people. Get to know Portuguese speaking population in detail.

Portuguese writing system

There are numerous writing systems but most widely used scripts are Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic. Portuguese writing system decides the alphabets, vowels and consonants i.e. the written form of Portuguese language. Some languages share common writing systems. Latin script is used by Portuguese language. Learn more about . 

Information about Portuguese language

Check out all the information about Portuguese language here. You may find it interesting to learn Portuguese Alphabets or the vowels and consonants of this language. Also knowing about Portuguese Speaking Countries, Portuguese speaking continents and Portuguese Dialects will help in improving your knowledge about this language. Also while travelling to Portuguese countries knowing common Portuguese Greetings will help you in communicating with Portuguese people.