Portuguese language

Portugal's flag

The Portuguese Republic is a country belonging to Europe, whose capital is Lisbon. It has a population of 10 million inhabitants (82º) and an area of ​​92,090 km 2 (109º). Its human development index is very high (41st) and its currency is the euro. And what language is spoken in Portugal?

What language do they speak in Portugal?

Portugal only has one official language, Portuguese, official since 1290 when King Dionysius I decreed it as such.

In addition, Mirandese has been co-officially recognized in Miranda del Duero since 1999 and is taught as a second language in its schools (and in part of Vimioso). Despite its protection, its use is quite restricted, although there are actions to preserve the rights of its linguistic community (7,000 speakers).

location of miranda de duero mirandes

The most widely spoken immigrant languages ​​are Ukrainian (39,500), Romanian (33,200), English (31,900), Arabic (27,000), Guinea-Bissau Creole (23,700), French (10,600), Forro Creole (10,600), and Spanish (9,520).). The main most learned foreign languages ​​are English (27%), French (15%) and Spanish (10%).

The Portuguese language

Portuguese (português) is a Romance language, originating in Galicia and northern Portugal as Galician-Portuguese, and is spoken by 95 % of the population. Portuguese has a large number of dialects: the Center-South dialects are that of (1) Azores, (2) Alentejo, (3) Algarve, (5) Beira Baixa and Alto Alentejo, (6) Beira, (7) Estremadura and (8) Madeira; the Northern dialects are that of (4) Alto Minho, (9) Norte and (10) Trás-os-Montes.

portuguese dialect map

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