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10 September, 2009 11:32  EasyExpat EasyExpat

After Russian, Polish and Dutch, we are expanding the number of languages on EasyExpat. We are proud to announce that all our articles and sections are available in Portuguese, beside the existing English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish and Dutch languages. All sections including classifieds, jobs and tools are also available in Portuguese (with the exception of the forums, still in the 5 different languages which are available for posting).

Portuguese is a Romance language derived from the Latin spoken by the romanized Pre-Roman peoples of the Iberian Peninsula around 2000 years ago. It spread worldwide in the 15th and 16th centuries as Portugal established a colonial and commercial empire (1415–1999) which spanned from Brazil in the Americas to Goa and other parts of India, Macau in China and Timor (north of Australia).

Today it is one of the world's major languages, ranked 6th according to number of native speakers (between 191 and 230 million). It is the language of about half of South America, essentially with Brazil. It is also a major lingua franca in Portugal's former colonial possessions in Africa (official language in nine countries) also being co-official with Cantonese Chinese in the Chinese special administrative region of Macau, Tetum in East Timor and Spanish and French in Equatorial Guinea.

Portuguese language across the world

Source: Wikipedia

   



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