Home

Portuguese Speaking Countries

Easiest Languages to Learn

Tibetan
Add to compare
Chewa
Add to compare
Maori
Add to compare
Portuguese Countries

Countries
Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Macau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe

Total No. Of Countries
10
6

National Language
Portugal

Second Language
United States of America

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

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

Regulated By
Academia Brasileira de Letras (Brazilian Literary Academy), Academia das Ciências de Lisboa, Classe de Letras

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.

Similar To
Spanish and Galician Languages

Derived From
Latin

Portuguese Countries

Portuguese is one of the important languages. Portuguese countries are the countries where Portuguese is used for interaction between citizens and government officials. Portuguese countries are the countries where Portuguese is main language. In Portuguese countries, all the official documents are written in Portuguese language. In Portuguese speaking countries, various Portuguese Dialects are spoken. Each Portuguese dialect has it's own pronunciations and words, as a result of these differences, sometimes communication problems arise between speakers from different Portuguese speaking countries. Check out detailed information About Portuguese Language.

Portuguese national language and Portuguese as a Second Language

Portuguese speaking countries include both countries with Portuguese national language and Portuguese as a second language. Check if Portuguese language is one of the Most Spoken Languages.

  • Portuguese is national language of Portugal.

Compare Portuguese speaking countries with spanish speaking countries on Portuguese vs Spanish.

Second Language is a non-native language of the speaker, but used in the locality of that person.

  • Portuguese is second language of United States of America.

The Portuguese countries mentioned under Portuguese Speaking countries are the countries where majority of people speak Portuguese language.

Portuguese as minority language

Countries with Portuguese as minority language are also included in Portuguese speaking countries.

  • Portuguese is spoken as minority language in Australia, Daman and Diu, France, Germany, Goa, Italy, Japan, United States of America.

Along with Portuguese speaking countries check out Portuguese speaking population. The language spoken by minority of the population of a territory is called minority language.

  • Continent wise Portuguese speaking countries mainly lie in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America.

You can also explore more about all Oceania Languages which are spoken in Oceania Continent.

Portuguese Regulator and Facts

Many world languages have one or more language regulators. The bodies that regulate standard languages are usually called language academies. Official organizations that regulate Portuguese language are Portuguese regulators. Portuguese is regulated by Academia Brasileira de Letras (Brazilian Literary Academy), Academia das Ciências de Lisboa, Classe de Letras. The regulatory bodies of Portuguese lie in Portuguese speaking countries. Some of the interesting facts of Portuguese:

  • 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.
.

The Portuguese language is derived from Latin and is closely related to Spanish and Galician Languages.