In all my travels throughout Europe, I found a general desire to learn Portuguese. This need has a stronger expression in all CS and Erasmus students who have come also to Porto. This group as the goal of share information and knowledge so that all our visitors find ways to quickly and in a not expensive way, learn the extraordinary Portuguese language.
More than 200 million people speak Portuguese throughout the world today. Portuguese ranks third among the western languages, after Spanish and English and is the official language of eight countries: Angola (10.3 million inhabitants), Brazil (170 million), Cape Verde (423,120), Guinea-Bissau (1.3 million), Mozambique (17.2 million), Portugal (9.9 million), São Tomé and Príncipe islands (165,034) and Timor Lorosae (750 000). It is also spoken in India (Goa, Damao e Diu) and Macau. (For description, click here)
Millions of Portuguese are settled throughout the world, especially in European Union countries, US, Canada, South Africa and Australia. Brazil is particularly important as it has the largest population and economy of South America. Few Brazilians are fluent in English and many citizens of neighbouring countries learn Portuguese to facilitate their business and professional operations in Brazil.
Created: Sep 22, 2008
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