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Portuguese
Português
A language in the Portuguese-Galician Language Family[1] [2].

Alternative Names None

Origin Portugal
Writing System Portuguese alphabet (derived from Latin)
In Use before 800 to the present

Official/National
Language of
Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe[3]
Also Spoken in United States, France
Native Speakers ~210,000,000[2]
Non-Native Speakers ~20,000,000[2]
Regulated by None

ISO 639-1 Code PT[2]
ISO 639-2 Code POR[2]
ISO 639-3 Code POR[2]

Pronunciation
English
Portuguese


Contents

History of Portuguese

See: Portuguese/history


Dialects of Portuguese

Text Sample

Todos os seres humanos nascem livres e iguais em dignidade e em direitos. Dotados de razão e de consciência, devem agir uns para com os outros em espírito de fraternidade.
-Article 1, “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights[4]

Portuguese in Other Languages

See: Portuguese/translate


Teaching Materials for Portuguese

Verb Guides

Flashcards

Sources

  1. Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.), 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fifteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International. Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com/.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Portuguese language. (2008, May 27). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 23:14, May 27, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Portuguese_language&oldid=215347371
  3. List of countries where Portuguese is an official language. (2008, April 28). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 23:13, May 27, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_countries_where_Portuguese_is_an_official_language&oldid=208721461
  4. Unicode Consortium, “UDHR in Unicode - Translations sorted by name,” http://www.unicode.org/udhr/index_by_name.html, 2/18/08.
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