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May 5th is the International Day of the Portuguese Language and Culture. This day was established by the 14th CPLP Council of Ministers during their meeting, which was held in Cape Verde in June 2009. May 5th was specifically set aside to help in the celebration of the common linguistic and cultural…
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Portuguese is a Romance language derived from the Latin spoken in the Iberian Peninsula. It spread worldwide in the 15th and 16th centuries as Portugal established a colonial and commercial empire which spanned from Brazil to Goa and other parts of India and Macau in China. During that time, many creole languages based on Portuguese also appeared around the world, especially in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Today it is one of the world's major languages, ranked 6th according to number of native speakers (between 177 and 191 million). It is the language of Brazil, and also a major lingua franca in Portugal's former colonial possessions in Africa. It is an official language in nine countries and an official language of several international organizations.
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Portuguese > English: 9,864 words
English > Portuguese: 6,955 words
Last update: January 21, 2002
First upload: 1997
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