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Portuguese language


The Sound of the Galician-Portuguese Language (Cantiga)


The Sound of the European Portuguese Language (UDHR, Numbers, Greetings, Story)


The Sound of the Galician Language (UDHR, Numbers, Greetings, etc.)


Portuguese Words Spanish Speakers Can't Pronounce


Differences Between Portuguese and Galician

Portuguese is a Western Romance language originating from the regions of Galicia and northern Portugal in the 9th century. It is the sole official language of Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola, and São Tomé and Príncipe. It also has co-official language status in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea and Macau in China. As the result of expansion during colonial times, a cultural presence of Portuguese and Portuguese creole speakers are also found in Goa, Daman and Diu in India; in Batticaloa on the east coast of Sri Lanka; in the Indonesian island of Flores; in the Malacca state of Malaysia; and the ABC islands in the Caribbean where Papiamento is spoken, while Cape Verdean Creole is the most widely spoken Portuguese-based Creole. A Portuguese-speaking person or nation may be referred to as "Lusophone" in both English and Portuguese.