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Portuguese is the main, official language of the Portuguese Republic and of its far flung, former colonies in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. It is both distinct from and similar to the continental Spanish of neighboring Spain. Questions typically refer to the language's poetic achievements in literature; pivotal roles in colonial exploration and European technology; and particular interactions with regional languages and dialects.
Portugal has no official motto. From 1926 to 1974, the motto was 'Deus, Pátria e Família!' ('God, Country and Family'). On Apr 25 1974 the 'Cloves Revolution' took place and, since this was a fascist motto, it was basically forgotten and disused.
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ID Login for your godfather or Your godfather's ID Login may be English equivalents of 'Identifiant Login de votre parrain'. The masculine noun 'identifiant' means 'ID'. The noun 'Login' is an English loan word. The preposition 'de' means 'of'. The possessive 'votre' means 'your'. The masculine no…
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Portuguese is the official language of 10 countries: 1. Portugal [República Portuguesa]. 2. Brazil [República Federativa do Brasil]. 3. East Timor [República Democrática de Timor-Leste] 4. Macau [Região Administrativa Especial de Macau]. 5. Equatorial Guinea [República da Guiné Equatoria…
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Prince Henry of Portugal laid the groundwork for a new era of exploraion.aka Henry the Navigator
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Manuel de Arriaga - 1911-1915 (resigned)
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Yaounde. Lisbon is Portugal's capital and Yaounde is Cameroon's capital. Portugal is a European country located on the Iberian Peninsula between Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. Cameroon is a west African country located near Nigeria, Chad, the Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea…
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"Girl" in English is menina in Portuguese.
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Both countries sought treasure in the New World and in the East Indies. Portugal was limited by the Treaty of Tordesillas (1494) which gave Spain the right to colonize most of the Americas. The exception was Brazil, the easternmost part of South America. Portugal, however, also conducted trade, conq…
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The president Cavaco Silva
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The climate in Portugal is very hot... :) :(
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With this online Portuguese to English translator you can translate up to 1000 characters of text into either Portuguese or English for free. http://www.acreativedesktop.com/english-portuguese-text-speech-program.html
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It looks like Euros http://www.uku.fi/~dlaakson/Euro.jpg
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agricultural products, food products, oil products, chemical products, plastics and rubber, skins and leather, wood and cork, wood pulp and paper, textile materials, clothing, footwear, minerals and mineral products, base metals, machinery and tools, vehicles and other transport material, and optica…
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Discovering and mapping the coasts of Africa, Asia and Brazil, in what become known as the Age of Discovery.
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Portuguese is a great language! I have been speaking it since the age of 2! We are very similar to the Italian and the French but personality wise they are closer to the Italian! Like one thing in portuguese would be: Todos devem aprender portugues é a melhor lingua para se aprender! That means: Ev…
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You can say Portuguese, or you can say 'from Portugal'.
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Relative to the rest of continental Europe, Portugal is the most Westernly country. It is found on the Iberian Peninsula; West of Spain (and South in some portions), North of Africa, and South of the UK.
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no we do not but we drink wine called (Moscato Rubino).
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West of Spain.
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Portugal is right next to Spain (both of these nations are part of what is known as the Iberian Peninsula) at the western end of Europe.
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you would call them portuguese people
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Anibal Cavaco Silva [b. July 15, 1939] is the current leader of Portugal. He holds that position as the President of the Portuguese Republic. He was elected on January 22, 2006. He was sworn into office on March 9, 2006.
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Spain and Portugal share the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal is mainly in the western part of the Peninsula. Portugal is bordered to the north and east by Spain and to the south and west by the Atlantic Ocean. Also located on the Iberian Peninsula are the Principality of Andorra, the British colony of G…
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Spain and Portugal are located on the Iberian Peninsula.
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The Azores Autonomous Region [Regiao Autonomia dos Acores] is a Portuguese archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. The Azores' nine islands and rocky islets are about 930 miles [1,500 kilometers] from Lisbon [Lisboa], Portugal and about 2,400 miles [3,900 kilometers] from the east coast of North America.…
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Portugal is a wonderful european country, with many traditions and ancient customs.A tasteful cuisine, magnificent landscapes, nice people, and an advanced culture.Many amazing places to visit, lovely songs to listen. Castles and ancient cities are worthwhile to visit as well.text by Jim west70 (Tha…
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Portugal's relative location is on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It's located in the western part of the peninsula. It's bordered by Spain on the east and the north. It's bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the south and the west.
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All of the Azorean islands are volcanic in nature and have volcanic craters.
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Many English words used everyday are Portuguese in origin. Examples include albatross, albacore, acai, cobra, macaw, yam, dodo, and potato.
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It's Portuguese that's spoken in the Portuguese capital city of Lisbon [Lisboa]. Portuguese is the official language of Portugal. In 1999 Mirandese [lingua mirandesa] was granted co-official recognition as a regional language in local matters. But Mirandese isn't spoken in Lisbon. Instead, it's spok…
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Portugal is located in South Western Europe. The exact longitude and latitude of the country of Portugal is located at 39-30'-0" N and 8-0'-0" W.
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Portuguese is spoken as the native, the official and the most widely known language of Portugal. For it's native to the ancient northwestern part of the Iberian Peninsula, whose space is divided between the modern nations of Portugal and Spain. It's the official language, according to the national g…
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Plankton.
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In 2005 Portugal's top imports were machinery and transport equipment; manufactured goods; mineral fuels; lubricated materials; chemicals and related products. Portugal spent $18,794,858,000 [USD] for machinery and transport equipment. Manufactured goods cost $9,700,383,000 [USD]. Mineral fuels cost…
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It's production of Port.
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Both Spain and Portugal along with most of southern Europe have the mediterranean climate with cool wet winters and humid summers on the coast with hot and dry ones inland.
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The Portuguese speak the standard peninsular Portuguese of Portugal. For European Portuguese is the official language of the Republic. And it's the country's most widely known, spoken and understood language. But the Republic's regions differ just as much linguistically as they do in cuisine. For t…
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The home colors of Sporting Clube de Portugal [Sporting CP] are a green and white striped jersey and the away color is a solid green jersey.
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Serra Da Estrela and Ponta do Pico are the highest mountains in Portugal. Specifically, Serra Da Estrela ['Mountain Range of the Star'] is the highest mountain on mainland Portugal. At its highest point, it measures 6,539 feet/1993 meters above sea level. Its highest point in fact isn't a summit. In…
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The few differences that existed between written Brazilian Portuguese and World Portuguese (not "European", since it was written the same on every continent except South America) no longer exist, ever since the inception of the Grammatical Accord between the Ministries of Education of each Portugues…
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The Tagus and Douro rivers are very important for different reasons.
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The national flower of Portugal is Lavender, The Lavenders are a genus of about 25-30 species of flowering plants in the mint family and are used in cooking, the potency of the lavender flowers increases with drying. While the English lavender, yields a highly effective essential oil with very sweet…
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Ethnic Portuguese men are White (European). Portugal is a European country, located in Southwestern-Western most part of Europe. The population itself is predominantly White. However there is a diaspora of ethnic minorities. 91.0% - White 5.8% - Others(Former colonies, such as Brazilians, Cape …
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He made a major step in the project of finding a sea route to India: he discovered the point where Africa geographically turned from South to the East.
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1.They sailed down the west coast of Africa.
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anticonstitucionalicimamenteit's actually anticonstitucionaliSSimamente
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No they are considered european.
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The average temperature for Portugal ranges from 52 degrees Fahrenheit [11 degrees Celsius] in January to 73 degrees Fahrenheit [23 degrees Celsius] in August.The average maximum temperature ranges from 57 degrees Fahrenheit [14 degrees Celsius] in January to 82 degrees Fahrenheit [28 degrees Celsiu…
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Summers are hot and dry throughout Portugal, particularly in the Algarve, which experiences very little rain. But refreshing sea breezes make conditions pleasant. Winters are cold and wet, particularly in the northern and west coast regions. Spring and autumn are good times to visit because of cheap…
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They occupy the Iberian Peninsula at the southwest corner of Europe.
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The Portuguese equivalent to the English question 'How are you' is the following: Como vai voce; or Como vas? The Portuguese pronunciation is the following: KOH-moo veye* voh-SAY; and KOH-moo vahsh. The word-by-word translation is the following: 'como' means 'how'; 'vai' and 'vas' '[you] go'; 'voce'…
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Ponta do Pico and Serra da Estrela are Portugal's tallest mountains. Specifically, the tallest mountain in mainland Portugal is Serra da Estrela [Mountain Range of the Star]. It's 6,539 feet [1,993 meters; 1.24 miles] above sea level. The highest point in all of Portugal [including its two autonomou…
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What each element of Portugal's flag represents is as follows, item by item:1. The flag of Portugal has a two-color field that's divided unequally so that about two-fifths of it is dark green and about three-fifths scarlet red. The meaning and the symbolism of the two colors are controversial. But a…
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Portugal is located in the Northern and Western hemispheres. Portugal's geographic coordinates are 38 degrees 42 minutes North latitude and 9 degrees 11 minutes West longitude. The Northern Hemisphere is the half-sphere of the Earth that lies North of the Equator. Portugal is located 38 degrees Nort…
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portuguese is a language. Brazil (South america), Portugal (Europe), Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, S. Tomé and Príncipe (Africa), Macau, East Timor (Asia) have portuguese as the official language
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Portuguese are White, descendants of the Lusitanians.
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The mainland, specially the north.
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calicut india
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Aníbal Cavaco Silva [b. July 15, 1939] is the President of Portugal. He was elected on January 22, 2006. He was sworn into office on March 9, 2006.
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Lisbon is the capital city of the country Portugal on the continent of Europe.
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Summers are hot and dry throughout Portugal
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Portugal lies at the (South)westernmost point of Europe, being a small country in the Iberian Peninsula, bordering with Spain (at the East and extreme Northeast), connected with Galicia in the North, and being bathed by the Atlantic Ocean at the South and West. Its latitude is 39º 30' N and longitu…
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Along with nearby Monastery of the Hieronymites [Mosteiro dos Jerónimos], the Tower was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.The Tower of Belem is in Lisbon [Lisboa], Portugal's capital city. The tower was commissioned by João II [March 3, 1455 - October 25, 1495] for defense and as a…
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Ethnic Portuguese are White/European. However there's a diaspora of minorities, who claim Portuguese citizenship. White population: 90% Others (Former colonies, eg: Brazilians): 6,2% Blacks: 2,0% Asians, Indians Gypsies and Arabs: 1,8%
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Feliz Natal Feliz Natal
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Serra da Estrela and Ponta do Pico are the highest land points in Portugal. Specifically, Serra da Estrela [Mountain Range of the Star] is the tallest point in mainland Portugal. It's 6,539 feet [1,993 meters; 1.24 miles] above sea level.The highest point in all of Portugal [including its two autono…
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Soccer.
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It's the "Azevinho", or Holly. It's recollection is not allowed by law, because it's risk of extinction.
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No, they're not. Neither are upside-down question marks. Spanish: ¿Cómo te llamas?Portuguese: Como te chamas?
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The Barcelos Rooster.
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Red for spilt blood of ancient battles Green for hopeGold for integrityBlue for virtuesWhite for honour.
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Among mainland Portugal's most popular attractions are its UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 1. The Alentejo Region [Região do Alentejo] in the south has one World Heritage Site: the historic center of Évora with its medieval walls and Roman temple. 2. The Central Region [Região Centro] has two Worl…
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There is Madeira island and Açores archipelago. Açores islands names are: Corvo; Faial; Flores; Graciosa; Pico; Santa Maria; São Jorge; São Miguel; Terceira; hope be helpful.
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In 2005 Portugal's top import was machinery and transport equipment. Portugal spent $18,794,858,000 [USD] for machinery and transport equipment. Other top imports included manufactured goods [at a cost $9,700,383,000 USD]; mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials [$8,969,637,000 USD]; chemica…
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Finding a new home for the Jews
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The numerous mountain ranges in Portugal include Serra da Estrela, Serra da Gardunha, Serra da Malcata, Serra de Monchique, Serra de Montesinho, Serra de Sintra, and Sierra de la Culebra.1. Serra da Estrela is in the Central Region. It's geographic coordinates are 40 degrees 20 minutes North latitud…
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Some of Portugal's most famous monuments are its UNESCO World Heritage Sites.The Alentejo Region [Região do Alentejo] in the south has one World Heritage Site: the historic center of Évora with its medieval walls and Roman temple. The Central Region [Região Centro] has two World Heritage Sites: t…
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In Portuguese it is pronounced JORH-JEE. Keep in mind the J sounds like the J in Jacque. It has almost the exact pronunciation of George (johr-ge, ge as in genetics, and not jee as in jesus).In Spanish, it is pronounced HOR- Hay, with the H sound a little tighter in the throat, a cross between a K a…
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1. Silva 2. Souza 3. Gonçalves 4. Oliveira
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While it's meaning remains unclear, the Italian surname Milam is first found in the records of Messina, Sicily.
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Portuguese is spoken in the former colonies of Portugal in Africa: Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe. Additionally, there are Portuguese-speaking populations in such African countries as Equatorial Africa, Mauritius, and Senegal. Portuguese is the offi…
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Luis Macedo wrote the lyrics and Amalia Rodrigues sang them to the music of the traditional Coimbra "Fado das lagrimas", creating one of the most intense fados ever. The text reads:"An angel planed along the forest of my life:his blood still lives in the thistles.He ripped his wings on the stonesin …
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All nations have and need flags.
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Portuguese people are considered White, yes.
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Brazil was the country in which the African colony of Palmares was located. The colony was a haven for escaped slaves, 1605-1694. It was located in the modern day Alagoas, which is in northeastern Brazil. Before, during and after the existence of the African colony, Brazil was under the colonial rul…
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Assembleia da República Palácio de Belém Casa da Música Pavilhão Atlântico Elevador de Santa Justa. Not a single one of them is stated above. The 5 most important: Mosteiro da Batalha Panteão Nacional (National Pantheon) Torre de Belém (Belém Tower) Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Jeróni…
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se ela fala o portugues entao provavelmente a obtener o trabalho
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Explorer in French is explorateur.
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In 2005 Portugal's top imports were machinery and transport equipment; manufactured goods; mineral fuels; lubricated materials; chemicals and related products. Portugal spent $18,794,858,000 [USD] for machinery and transport equipment. Manufactured goods cost $9,700,383,000 [USD]. Mineral fuels cost…
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Everywhere. Just about every parish has a filarmonic, normally tied to the local scout group.
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No. One common misconception that people have about Whites people is that some believe all Whites are Caucasian. The word "Caucasian" originates from the light colored people in the Caucasus mountains, near the country of Georgia (not the US state). The truth is, there are many groups of light-skin…
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Pico island, at 2014 metres.
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