Portuguese is a Romance language spoken by about 190 million people mainly in Brazil and Portugal. The language is also used in other parts of the world such as Angola, Congo, Mozmbique, Paraguay, etc. Portuguese is a descendent of Vulgar Latin, which was brought to the Iberian Peninsula by Roman soldiers, settlers and merchants in 218 BC.

Map of Portuguese language speakers.
Map of Portuguese language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: 190 million

Main Countries: Portugal, also spoken in Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil, Cape Verde Islands, Congo, East Timor, France, Germany, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Oman, Paraguay, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Alternate names: Português

ISO 639-3 Code: por

Language Sample

Todos os seres humanos nascem livres e iguais em dignidade e em direitos. Dotados de razão e de consciência, devem agir uns para com os outros em espírito de fraternidade.

(Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)

Some proverbs in Portuguese:

A caridade começa em casa
Charity begins at home

A fruta proibida é a mais apetecida
The forbidden fruit is the most desired

A noite é boa conselheira
The night is a good counsellor

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Portuguese:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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