Portuguese Background

Currently spoken by 260 million people mainly in Portugal and Latin America, Portuguese is the sixth-most-spoken language in the world and the third-most-spoken European language. Originally from the medieval Kingdom of Galicia, it evolved from various dialects of Vulgar Latin and was taken to America via Portuguese colonization. Officially spoken in 9 countries and called “the sweet and gracious language”, Portuguese is the language of a hot-blooded culture, famous for Vasco da Gama and Paulo Coelho, Madeira wine and Caipirinha, Rio de Janeiro and Sao

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