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Portuguese

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Português; Also, in East Timor: Português
  • Dialects: Açoriano, Alentejan, Alentejano, Algarvian, Algarvio, Azorean, Beiran, Beirão, Brazilian Portuguese, Estremenho, Madeirense, Madeirese, Minhotan, Minhoto, Transmontan, Transmontano
  • Scriptures published: Bible (1751--1995) New Testament (1681--2004) Portions (1505--2004)
    FCBH (Almeida Revista e Corrigida) See above
    text online See above
    The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Literacy rate in second language(s): 83%--84%Also use English [eng], French [fra], and Spanish [spa] as L2s
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Portugal
  • Region: Widespread; also, Azores and Madeira autonomous regions
  • Also used in: Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Congo, Cook Islands, East Timor, France, Germany, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Morocco, Malawi, Mozambique, Paraguay, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
  • Religion: Christian
  • Status: Statutory national language in Angola; Statutory national language in Brazil; Statutory national language in Cape Verde Islands; Statutory national language in East Timor; De facto national language in Guinea-Bissau; Statutory provincial working language in Macao; Statutory national language in Mozambique; Statutory national language in Portugal; De facto national language in São Tomé e Príncipe
  • Number of users: 203,349,200 (10,600,000 in Portugal (2008); 600)
  • Vitality: National

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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