We are a translation & localization specialising in the languages of Africa – native as well as colonial. Portuguese is one of our most in-demand languages especially since Brazil has started to take their business interests on the continent seriously.
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- Alternate names & spellings: Português or lingua portuguesa
- Language ISO code: pt/por
- Number of speakers: over 170 million speakers
- Writing system: Latin script
a) African countries: Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, the Republic of Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, Equatorial Guinea.
b) Non-African countries: Portugal, Brazil, Goa
The Portuguese language is a Roman language that belongs to the Indo-European language family. It was originated in the west of the Iberian Peninsula, called formerly Lusitania, which included what today is Portugal and Galicia (a Spanish province). Spoken by around 170 million people throughout the world and being the third most spoken Western European language in the world, it is the only official language of Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, the Republic of Cape Verde.
It comes from the Latin, which was brought to the peninsula by merchants around 218 BC. After the Romans arrived and conquered the Iberian Peninsula, all the languages that were spoken there before their arrival were replaced by the Latin; however, the use of these languages did not disappear. In the Atlantic coast of the peninsula the Portuguese form spoken by that time (Galician-Portuguese) was influenced by the German tribes that arrived to that part of the Peninsula. The province of Lusitania included Portugal and Galicia until the Portuguese started the process of independence in 1185.
Later on, during the fourteenth and the sixteenth centuries, the Portuguese empire, and with it its language, spread all over Asia, Africa and America where it became a lingua franca.
Although the Portuguese spoken in Portugal suffered some variations due to the French influence, the Brazilian Portuguese remained more similar to the original form of the language; however, it was influenced by the African slaves that arrived to Brazil.
Its two standard versions are the Portuguese spoken in Portugal and the variety spoken in Brazil. The African varieties of the language have more things in common with the standard form of Portugal and in turn, this Portuguese standard form is based on the Portuguese spoken in Lisbon.