Portuguese Language - the fifth most widely spoken language in world is a Romance language. It is also counted as among the five modern Romance Languages, together with Spanish, French, Italian and Romanian.
This language is 2nd language to most of American countries and also second most geographical language of the Europe. Portuguese is the most dispersed language around the globe.
Ages before, Portugal were interested to explore the unexplored and of far distance area and later they also attempt to show their colonial power by invading many colonies and as a result, the language is widely spread all over the world.
It is an official language of the European Union, the Organisation of American States, the African Union, and Lusophone countries. It has around 272.9 million speakers making it the fifth-most spoken language in the world.
Portuguese is the third-most spoken language in the Western Hemisphere, and the most spoken in the Southern Hemisphere. Portuguese is the main mother tongue of Brazil. It is also widely used as a common language in former Portuguese colonies like Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Guine-Bissau and Sao Tome e Principe, all of which are in Africa.
Additionally Portuguese speakers are also found in the Asian territories of Macau, East Timor and Goa (in India), all of which were Portuguese colonies until the second half of the 20th century.
Countries where spoken: Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe islands, European Union (EU), Brazil, Macau, East Temor, India and etc.
Official Language of: Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe, Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau.
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