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Which countries of Africa have portuguese as their official language?

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Portuguese is the official language in six African countries:

  1. Angola
  2. Mozambique
  3. Guinea-Bissau
  4. Cape Verde
  5. São Tomé and Príncipe
  6. Equatorial Guinea
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There are more than three countries in which Portuguese is the official language. For it's the official language of the southwest European country of Portugal; and of former colonies of Portugal in Africa, Asia, and South America. In Africa, Portuguese remains the official language in Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe. Additionally, it now shares official language status, with Spanish and French, in the African country of Equatorial Guinea. In Asia, Portuguese shares official language status in East Timor, with Tetum; and in Macau, with Chinese. In South America, Portuguese is the official language of Brazil, which is the continent's largest country. And so there are ten countries in which Portuguese is the official language.


Portuguese sailors were the first europeans to arrive in Africa in the 15th century. They conquered territories and established colonies that are now several African countries: Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau and the islands of Cabo Verde. These countries only achieved their independence after the portuguese revolution in 1974. Until then they were official portuguese territories with portuguese as official language.


Portuguese is the Official language in: Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Sao Tome e Principe.


Portuguese is considered a major language in countries that have given it the status of official language. It's the official language of Portugal. It's also the official language of the former Portuguese colonies of Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe, in Africa. And it's also the official language of the former Portuguese colony of Brazil, in Latin America; and of East Timor, and Macau, in Asia. Additionally, it's one of the nine officially recognized regional languages in The Co-operative Republic of Guyana, where the official language is English.Portuguese also is considered a major language in countries that have substantial Portuguese-speaking populations, such as Equatorial Africa, Mauritius, and Senegal. And it's a major language in Argentina, and Uruguay, where its learning is compulsory for schoolchildren.


If you mean the countries in which Portuguese first was spoken, then there only is one country. For Portugal is the original source of the language. Indeed, the Portuguese language traces back to the long-ago interactions between the Latin language of the ancient Romans and the ancient languages of the Iberian Peninsula. And so the Portuguese language is native only to the Iberian Peninsular, and most particularly to Portugal.If you mean the countries in which Portuguese is the first language that people know, speak and understand, then there are native speakers of Portuguese wherever there are Portuguese speaking communities in the world. Indeed, there are Portuguese speakers on every continent, including the Portuguese-speaking scientific presence in Antarctica.If you mean the countries in which Portuguese is the first and foremost language important to the country's operation and survival, then the answer includes those countries in which Portuguese is the official language. In southwestern Europe, it's the official language of Portugal.In Africa, Asia, and South America, Portuguese is the official language of the former colonies. And so, for example, in Africa, Portuguese is the official language of Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe. It has become an official language, along with Spanish and French, in Equatorial Guinea. And the Portuguese speaking population is substantial enough in Mauritius and Senegal for both countries to be admitted into the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries in the World.In Asia, Portuguese is the official language, along with Chinese in Macau; and along with Tetum in East Timor.And in South America, Portuguese is the official language of the former Portuguese colony of Brazil. Additionally, it's one of the nine recognized regional languages of importance to the neighboring Co-operative Republic of Guyana, where the official language is English. And it's a required subject for schoolchildren in Argentina and Uruguay, what with the heavy traffic back and forth over their borders with Brazil.


Africa does not have an official language. It is not a country.Africa is a continent with 54 different countries, and more than 100 official languages.


An indication of Portuguese as the main spoken language of a country is status as official language. Portuguese is the official language of the southwestern European country of Portugal. It also is the official language of countries that were once Portuguese colonies.In Africa, Portuguese is the official language of the former colonies of Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe. Also in Africa, it's one of the main languages spoken in Equatorial Guinea, where it shares official status with Spanish and French. And it's an important language in Mauritius and Senegal. There are Portuguese speakers in Morocco, and ever growing numbers in South Africa.In Asia, Portuguese is one of the main languages spoken on the island of East Timor. In fact, it shares official status with Tetum. And it's one of the main languages spoken in Macau. There, on the Chinese mainland, Portuguese shares official status with Chinese.And in South America, Portuguese is the main, official language of Brazil. It's also an important language in the neighboring South American country of The Co-operative Republic of Guyana. The official language of Guyana is English. But Portuguese is considered important enough that it's singled out as one of nine recognized regional languages.


Yes. Portuguese is the official language in the former colonies of Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe. Additionally, there are substantial Portuguese-speaking populations in the African countries of Equatorial Africa, Mauritius, and Senegal. And then there are countries such as Morocco, where Portuguese is known, because of the nearness to the Iberian Peninsula; and countries such as South Africa, where the Portuguese-speaking populations are on the rise.


Portuguese is spoken in the African countries of Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe. These countries are Portugal's former colonies in Africa. The Portuguese language therefore remains an official language in all five countries.Additionally, Portuguese is spoken in other African countries. As an example, it has been added as one of the official languages of Equatorial Africa, which isn't a former Portuguese colony. In the way of another example, it's spoken and/or understood by increasing numbers in the Republic of South Africa. And the language always has found speakers among Morocco's multilingual populations and ethnic communities.


In Latin America, Brazil is a former colony of Portugal, and has Portuguese as its official language. In Africa, Cape Verde Islands and Guinea-Bissau likewise are former colonies, and keep Portuguese as their official languages. In Southeast Asia, East Timor is a former colony, and maintains the official status of Portuguese right alongside of the indigenous Tetum language. And in Asia, Macau is a former colony, and uses Portuguese and Chinese as official languages.


Portugal has 3 official Languages, being the Portuguese Language the main language. Language that is spoken by all Portuguese citizens. In a gist the 3 official Languages in Portugal are: 1 - Portuguese Language; 2 - Mirandese Language; 3 - Portuguese Sign Language. Mirandese is a Regional Language, meaning that even though it has an official status it is only spoken by less than 5.000 people (in Miranda do Douro region) and as a secondary language, being Portuguese their native language. Portuguese Sign Language is used mainly by deaf people, even thought it was recognized as an official status it has. Portuguese Language is also the official language in other 10 countries (including Brazil, Macau, Timor and Angola), which make this language to be represented officially in the 4 major Continents: Europe, Asia, Africa and America.


The top Portuguese speaking countries in the world are Portugal; the former Portuguese colonies of Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe in Africa; the former Portuguese colony of Brazil in South America; and the former Portuguese colonies of East Timor and Macau in Asia. In each of these nine countries, the official language is Portuguese. Additionally, there are substantial Portuguese-speaking populations in Equatorial Guinea, where Portuguese enjoys official language status along with Spanish and French; Mauritius; and Senegal. And Portuguese is one of nine recognized regional languages of importance in the South American country of The Co-operative Republic of Guyana, where the official language is Portuguese.


Answer #1 Portugal. This is the most south-western country in Europe. Answer #2 Portuguese is the official language of Portugal, and of former Portuguese colonies in Africa, Asia, and South America. In Africa, Portuguese is the official language of the former Portuguese colonies, and now independent nations of Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe. Additionally, it shares official language status with Spanish and French in Equatorial Guinea. In Asia, Portuguese is the official language in the former colony of Macau, where it shares that status with Chinese; and in the former colony of East Timor, where it shares that status with Tetum. And in South America, Portuguese is the official language of Brazil, which is the continent's largest country.


The west of Africa has many countries, with many, many languages. West Africa is not itself a country. So there is no single official language.


For Portuguese to be both a spoken language and the language of mail and correspondence, it would have to be the official language of the countries in question. Therefore, those countries are Portugal; former colonies in Africa, Asia, and South America; Ecuatorial Guinea; and possibly The Co-operative Republic of Guyana.The fomer African colonies in which Portuguese is the official language are Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe. The former Asian colonies in which Portuguese is the official language are East Timor, where the status is shared with Tetum; and Macau, where the status is shared with Chinese. And the former South American colony in which Portuguese is the official language is Brazil.Additionally, in the African nation of Ecuatorial Guinea, Portuguese now finds itself as an official language, along with Spanish and French. It's one of the country's spoken languages. And with membership now in the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries in the World, the country has need of the official status of Portuguese because of the resultingly increased communications, correspondence, and mail in the language.And Portuguese is one of the nine recognized languages of regional importance to The Co-operative Republic of Guyana. The official language of the Republic remains English. But there may be some accommodation to communications, correspondence, and mail in Portuguese, at least on a regional basis.


Brazil and Portugal are the world's two countries in which the greatest percentage of the total population uses Portuguese as their main vehicle for communication and social interaction. For Portuguese is the official language in both countries, and it's known, spoken and understood by very close to all of the countries' peoples. In addition, Portuguese continues to be a main spoken language in the former colonies of Portugal. For the language continues to hold official language status in the African countries of Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe. Such has been the impact of the Portuguese on the continent that the language shares official language status with Spanish and French in Equatorial Guinea. And there are substantial Portuguese speaking communities in Mauritius and Senegal; and growing numbers in Morocco and South Africa. Additionally, Portuguese is a main spoken language in the former colonies of East Timor and Macau in Asia. For the language shares official status with the indigenous Tetum in the first cast. And in the second case, the language shares official status with Chinese.


Portuguese is the official language of the southwest European country of Portugal. From this maritime nation in the western part of the Iberian Peninsula, the language spread throughout the world. And Portugal became the mother country to colonies in Africa, Asia, and South America. Even with independence, Portuguese remains the official language of ten countries, including Portugal. In Africa, Portuguese is the official language of Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Guineau-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe. Additionally, it now shares official language status, with Spanish and French, in Equatorial Guinea. In Asia, Portuguese shares official language status with Tetum, in East Timor; and with Chinese, in Macau. In the South American country of Brazil, Portuguese is the only official language, with one exception. The municipality of Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira is located in Cabeca do Cachorro, in the northwestern part of Amazonas state, on the Brazilian border with Colombia and Venezuela. Only in Sao Gabriel does Portuguese share official language status with Nheengatu, which is an Amerindian language within the Tupi-Guarani subfamily. And so Portuguese isn't the official language anywhere other than in the ten countries of Portugal; of Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Equatorial Guinea, Guineau-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe; of Brazil; and of East Timor and Macau.


The continent of Africa includes five former Portuguese colonies among its many countries. With independence from Portugal, each of the five countries continues to give official language status to Portuguese. The former colonies include the African countries of Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe. In addition, Equatorial Guinea lists Spanish, Portuguese, and French as official languages. There are substantial Portuguese-speaking populations in Mauritius and Senegal. And Portuguese is known, spoken or understood in other African countries, such as Morocco and South Africa.


France, 25 countries in Africa, Belgium, and Quebec


Portuguese is the official language of the former Portuguese colonies of:AngolaCape Verde IslandsGuinea-BissauMozambiqueSao Tome and PrincipeIt also is spoken by linguistic minorities in the African countries of Equatorial Africa, Mauritius, and Senegal. And it also is spoken by native and second language learners in Morocco, and in South Africa.Cape VerdeGuiné-BissauSão Tomé e PríncipeAngolaMoçambique


Sub-Saharan Africa is a general term for the countries in Africa that are south of the Sahara Desert. That includes a large amount of countries and they would each have their own official languages. So there is no single official language of Sub-Saharan Africa.


Africa has 54 countries. 2 of them have Spanish as an official language. They are Equatorial Guinea and the disputed area often referred to as Western Sahara.


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


Africa-nations of Angola, Mozembique speak PortugueseSouth America-Brazil is the largest portuguese speaking populationEurope-Portugal, the original speakers of PortugueseAsia-Technically East Timor, speaks portuguese, so technically there are four continents whcih has Portuguese set as an official language


Portuguese is the official language in the former Portuguese colonies of Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe. It now is an official language, along with French and Spanish, in the African country of Equatorial Guinea. The substantial Portuguese-speaking populations in Mauritiusand Senegal have led to the two countries' inclusion, albeit as observer status, into the Community of Portuguese Speaking Nations of the World. Likewise, there are Portuguese-speaking populations, although in lesser numbers, in the African countries of Morocco, Namibia, Republic of South Africa, and Zimbabwe.



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