Portugal

Portugal, or the Portuguese Republic, is a country located in southwestern Europe. Its capital city is Lisbon.

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Languages and Cultures
Portugal

What languages are spoken in Europe not including Portugal?

About 230 languages are spoken in Europe. Here is a list of the most common not including the languages of Portugal:

  1. English
  2. Scots
  3. Gaelic
  4. Manx
  5. Breton
  6. Welsh
  7. Irish
  8. French
  9. Spanish
  10. Catalan
  11. Galician
  12. Basque
  13. Occitan
  14. German
  15. Dutch
  16. Danish
  17. Swedish
  18. Norwegian
  19. Icelandic
  20. Sami
  21. Faroese
  22. Italian
  23. Greek
  24. Turkish
  25. Luxembourgish
  26. Romansch
  27. Romani
  28. Bulgarian
  29. Polish
  30. Czech
  31. Slovak
  32. Hungarian
  33. Finnish
  34. Bosnian
  35. Macedonian
  36. Serbian
  37. Croatian
  38. Albanian
  39. Montenegrin
  40. Belarusian
  41. Ukrainian
  42. Romanian
  43. Yiddish
  44. Estonian
  45. Latvian
  46. Lithuanian
  47. Russian
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New York
Distances and Travel Times
Portugal
Venezuela

Which is farther New York to Portugal or Venezula to Portugal?

Venezuela to Portugal is farther

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World War 2
Germany in WW2
Portugal
Adolf Hitler

Why didn't Adolf Hitler invade Portugal during world war 2?

Adolf Hitler did not invade Portugal during World War 2 because Spain stood in the way. In order to invade Portugal, Hitler would have needed to go through Spain. Spain would not allow that. Spain had far more to lose than to gain by entering the war. Spain had colonies in Africa that the Allied powers could conquer and Spain had very little to gain by entering the war. Both Portugal and Spain stayed out of the war. Spain helped Hitler and Portugal helped England as much as possible without actually participating in the fighting.

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Languages and Cultures
Portugal

What languages are spoken in Portugal?

Portuguese is the 1 and only official language of Portugal, spoken by virtually everyone.

Mirandese is a government-recognized language with an estimated 5,000 primary speakers, and a total 12,000 bilingual speakers, in northeastern Portugal.

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The southern and central dialects are spoken in Alentejo, Algarve, Alto-Alentejo, the Azores, Baixo-Beirao, Coimbra, Lisbon, and Madeira. Northern dialects are spoken in Braga, Porto, and Tras-os-Montes. And Barraquinho is spoken in Barrancos, on the border with Spain.

An array of African languages may be known by former residents, or the descendants of residents, of the former Portuguese colonies of Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe. Chinese may be known by former residents, or the descendants of residents, of the former Portuguese colony of Macau, in China. An array of Indonesianlanguages, Dutch, and Tetum may be known by former residents, or descendants of residents, of the former Portuguese colony of East Timor.

An estimated one-fourth of the population knows English. And the same percentage is estimated as knowing French. About one-tenth of the population knows Spanish.

Portuguese Sign Language is used by 6,000-638,070 residents of Portugal, according to 1998 estimates.

Different dialects of Romany are used by the gypsy population. Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, and Latin may be used in the respective places of worship for followers of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity.
Mirandese.
These are Portuguese and Mirandese(both official)
Answer #1 Portugese and Mirandese are official languages, however Spanish and English speakers are abundant. Answer #2The main foreign languages that are spoken are English, with 26% of the foreign language speakers; French, with 24%; and Spanish, with 9%. Just over 4% of the foreign-language speaking population includes immigrants from Brazil, the former colonies of Angola and Cape Verde, and the Ukraine. Other languages such as Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, and Punjabi may be spoken by communities of the Sikh, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and Christian Orthodox faiths. In addition, there are those who communicate by way of the Portuguese Sign Language. Portuguese is widely spoken, but varies by region. For example, Southern and Central dialects include Acoriano of the Azores; Alentejano in the Alentejo region; Algarvio in the Algarve region of the extreme south; Baixo-Beirao and Alto-Alentejano, and Beirao in the country's center; Estremenho in Coimbra and in Lisbon; and Madeirense on the island of Madeira. The Northern dialectsinclude Alto-Minhoto in the interior north of the city of Porto; Nortenho in Braga and in Porto; and Transmontano in Tras-os-Montes. And the Barraquenho dialect is spoken in the town of Barrancos, on the Portugal-Spain border. Mirandese is spoken in the northeast, in Miranda do Douro. A 2008 estimate of the total population of Portugal hovers around 10,676,910. Of that number, about 5,000 are estimated to be speakers of Mirandese. That number increases to 15,000 if bilingual speakers of Mirandese and Portuguese are included. The number of Mirandese speakers is expected to rise, what with sharing official language status of the country with Portuguese.
The major, spoken languages in Portugal are the following: Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish. Portuguese is the country's official language. It's the only one of the four major, spoken languages that's the language native to Portugal. For the language is an offshoot of the long-ago interaction between the Latin language of the ancient Roman conquerors and the ancient languages of the Iberian Peninsula. English and French are the two most popular choices for second language learning, in the schools. English is spoken by anywhere from just over one-fourth, to just under one-third, of the total population. French is spoken by just under one-fourth. And Spanish is spoken by just under one-tenth.
Of the four main languages that are spoken in Portugal, only one is native to the country. For the Portuguese language originated in the long-ago interactions between the Latin language of the ancient Roman conquerors and the ancient languages of the Iberian Peninsula. And ancient Iberia was the geographic space in which the modern nations of Portugal and Spain evolved. The people of Portugal are used to tourists, and indeed people worldwide, not knowing that there even is such a thing as the Portuguese language. And so a number of Portugal's people know, speak, and understand another language. In fact, the other three main spoken languages are official languages of other countries, but not of Portugal. For anywhere from just over one-fourth, to just under one-third, of the population speaks English. Just under one-fourth speaks French. And just under one-tenth speaks Spanish. There's another, native language to which the Portuguese gives special recognition. The recognition isn't as official language. Instead, the recognition is for regional importance. The language is Mirandese. An estimated 5,000 inhabitants of northern Portugal speak Mirandese. The total increases to 12,000 when census takers include those who are bilingual speakers of Mirandese and another language. But the speakers of Mirandese don't account for even 1% of the total population of Portugal. And so it's a native language that may have regional importance. But it's nowhere close to being one of the main spoken languages.
'Extended languages' are those that are most widespread in their use by an area's speakers. In the case of Portugal, the most extended language is Portuguese. For Portuguese is the official language, and the country's most widely known, spoken and understood language. The most extended of Portugal's regional dialects and languages is Mirandese, which is located in the north. For it's granted special status by the government, as the only regional language officially recognized for its national importance to Portugal. In terms of foreign language use in the Republic, the most extended languages are English, French, and Spanish. For anywhere from just over one-fourth to just under one-third of the Republic's total population speaks English. Just under one-fourth speaks French. And just under one-tenth speaks Spanish. In terms of the Republic's special needs population, the most extended language is the Portuguese Sign Language. For the hearing disabled number about 150,000 out of a population total of over 10 million. Signers use either the Lisbon dialect, or the Oporto, depending upon adherence to the teachings of one or the other of two schools in the Republic. And the language isn't based on Portuguese, but on the Swedish Sign Language.
Portuguese
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 the regions have distinct ways of expressing themselves. These regional expressions are called dialects. Among the most distinct regional expressions are Barranquinhos and Mirandese. Barranquinhos shows the influence of Portuguese, and Andalusian and Extremaduran Spanish. And Mirandese is the only native language other than Portuguese that's given special government recognition. For it's recognized as a regional language of national importance to the Republic. The Portuguese are used to some tourists, and indeed some people worldwide, not knowing that there even is such a thing as the Portuguese language. They're just as used to other tourists, and indeed other people throughout the world, thinking that Portuguese follows the rules of Spanish. And so, for their survival, the Portuguese tend to know another language. The three most popular choices for language learning, and the three most commonly spoken in the Republic, are English, French, and Spanish. Out of a total population of over 10 million, the Republic is estimated to have a hearing disabled population of 150,000. For the hearing disabled who are considered deaf, the main language is the Portuguese Sign Language. There are two dialects within the language. One is Lisbon, for being based on the Lisbon school. The other is the Oporto dialect. Neither one is based on the Portuguese language. Instead, the Portuguese Sign Language is based on the Swedish Sign Language, and has been in use in the country since 1823.

Portuguese.


Portuguese, obviously
They also speak Portuguese in Portugal, but it's a little different (and some people say more difficult) than the Portuguese in Brazil.
Portuguese
Portuguese.
A Romance kind of language is spoken in Portugal. Romance languages descend from the ancient interaction between the ancient Latin language of the conquering Romans and the ancient local languages of the native populations.

Portuguese is the official language of Portugal. In 1999 Mirandese [lingua mirandesa] was granted co-official recognition as a regional language in local matters. Mirandese is spoken in a small area in northeastern Portugal. Both languages share official language status and membership in the Romance family of languages.
in Portugal we speak Portuguese. it is the 5th most spoken language in the world. Portuguese is spoken mainly in Portugal, Brasil, Angola, Moçambique, Macau, Timor, Cape verde islands, Guiné, Açores, Madeira island...

It is an old language that derives from latin, similar to Spanish, italian...
Portages
Portuguese is Portugal's national language.
No !!

Portuguese is the official language of Portugal.

It has many similarities with Spanish.
yes
Portuguese is the language that's known, spoken and understood in Portugal. It also is the official language of the Republic. It may be called standard continental, European or peninsular Portuguese, to distinguish it from the Portuguese of the different former colonies. For example, the Portuguese that's spoken in the former South American colony of Brazil is called Brazilian Portuguese. Within Portugal, Portuguese varies by region. In fact, continental Portuguese may be categorized into northern, central and southern dialectical expressions. Among the more distinct are Barranquinhos and Mirandese. For Barranquinhosis spoken along the border with Spain. It therefore shows a mix of influences from Portuguese, and from Andalusian and Extremaduran Spanish. And Mirandese is spoken in northern Portugal. It's spoken as the mother tongue of about 5,000 speakers, and bilingually by another 7,000. In fact, Mirandese and Portuguese are the country's only spoken languages that receive special consideration by the government. For Mirandese is the only regional language that's recognized for its national importance to the Republic. But Portuguese and the regonal dialects have three important characteristics in common. First, they all are native to the Republic. Second, they belong to the Romance family of languages. For they owe their existence to the ancient interactions between the Latin language of the ancient conquering Romans and the ancient languages of the Iberian Peninsula. And third, they belong to the Galician-Portugueselinguistic group within the Romance family of languages. For Galician is spoken just across Portugal's border with northwestern Spain. And there always have been Galician and Portuguese speakers on both sides of the border.
No. Portugal's official language is Portuguese.
In Portugal people talk Portuguese.
Portuguese
The languages that are used in Portugal are mainly in the Romance family of languages. For Portuguese is the official language, and the most widely spoken language in the country. And it traces back to the interactions between the ancient Latin language of the ancient Roman conquerors and the ancient languages of the Iberian Peninsula of southwestern Europe. There are at least three broad regional variations within the Portuguese language. These variations correspond with the geographically distinct regions of northern, central and southern Portugal. But these regional variants, which are called dialects, join Portuguese in their membership in the Romance family of languages. And, even more specifically, they and Portuguese join the Galician language of northwestern Spain in their membership in the Galician-Portuguese subfamily within that family. Other, non-native languages are spoken in the Republic. English is a member of the Germanic family of languages. So it's more closely related to Dutch and German, both of which may be spoken in Portugal, but to a far far lesser degree. Two other non-native languages that are the most spoken after English are Frenchand Spanish. Both are members of the Romance family of languages. And so they're related to Portuguese, and to Italian, which also may be heard in the Republic, but to a far far lesser degree. Other less commonly heard languages include the African and Asian languages of the former colonies; and Arabic, from the Semitic family of languages.
At least nine languages are used each day in Portugal. For Portuguese is the Republic's official language. It also is the most widely known, spoken and understood. Additionally, there are three sets of dialects, or regional variants of Portuguese. The most unique of the regional dialects is Mirandese, which is the only one that's recognized as a regional language of national importance to the Republic. Additonally, three non-native languages are among the foreign languages that the Portuguese people choose for study, and fluency. These languages are English, French, and Spanish. And the hearing disabled make up about 150,000 out of the Republic's total population of over 10 million. For the deaf among the disabled, communication is through the Portuguese Sign Language.
There are 12 languages that are spoken daily in Portugal. Portuguese is the official language that's used throughout the Republic. It also has regional forms, which are called dialects. There are at least three broad groups into which the dialects can be categorized: northern, central and southern. Particularly distinct among the dialects are Mirandese, which is uniquely recognized as a regional language of national importance to the Republic; the island dialects of the Azores and of Madeira; and Barranquinhos, which results from the interaction between Portuguese, and Andalusian and Extremaduran Spanish. The main non-native languages that are spoken daily in Portugal include English, French, and Spanish. And Portuguese Sign Language may be said to be non-native. For it's based on the Swedish Sign Language, not on Portuguese. And it's used by the deaf among Portugal's 150,000 hearing disabled. Other non-native languages are spoken to an even lesser degree. Examples include the African and Asianlanguages of the former colonies; Arabic; Brazilian Portuguese; Greek; and the languages of the European Union countries, such as Dutch, German, and Italian.
There are 12 languages that are spoken daily in Portugal. Portuguese is the official language that's used throughout the Republic. It also has regional forms, which are called dialects. There are at least three broad groups into which the dialects can be categorized: northern, central and southern. Particularly distinct among the dialects are Mirandese, which is uniquely recognized as a regional language of national importance to the Republic; the island dialects of the Azores and of Madeira; and Barranquinhos, which results from the interaction between Portuguese, and Andalusian and Extremaduran Spanish. The main non-native languages that are spoken daily in Portugal include English, French, and Spanish. And Portuguese Sign Language may be said to be non-native. For it's based on the Swedish Sign Language, not on Portuguese. And it's used by the deaf among Portugal's 150,000 hearing disabled. Other non-native languages are spoken to an even lesser degree. Examples include the African and Asianlanguages of the former colonies; Arabic; Brazilian Portuguese; Greek; and the languages of the European Union countries, such as Dutch, German, and Italian.
There just is one official language in Portugal. That role is filled by Portuguese, which is the country's most known, spoken and understood language. Mirandese, in northern Portugal, is recognized as an important regional language of national importance to the Republic. But such recognition isn't the same as the status of official language.
Portugues (same as Brazil)
Portuguese
Without any shadow of doubt, the portuguese language, unless you are referring to the tourists in Portugal.
Portuguese is the official language of Portugal, but English, French, German are also spoken there.

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Soccer History
International Football
Portugal
FIFA World Cup

What is Portugal's goalie's name in the World Cup?

Eduardo dos Reis Carvalho

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International Cuisine
Portugal

What is traditional Portuguese food?

Traditional Portuguese food is predominately meats or fish and starches. Many dishes are casseroles. Pork is especially popular, with dishes like roasted suckling pig (leitão), pork and clams (carne porco à Alentejana), tripe stew (dobrada), and pork and rice (arroz de porco). Non- pork meat dishes are grilled chicken (frango assado), chicken blood rice, steak Portuguese style with an egg on top (bife à Portuguesa). Seafood dishes consist on many fishes and shellfish, but codfish is most popular and can be cooked in many different ways- boiled, grilled, fried, and baked, and almost always with potatoes and collard greens. Also popular are paehla and mariscada. The most important side dishes are potatoes (boiled, roasted, french fried), and rice. Portuguese desserts include pastries such as pastéis de nata, and also chocolate mousse or flan.

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Immigration
Canada
Portugal
Passport Requirements
Visas - Document

Is Portugal a visa free country for Canadians?

A Canadian Passport is required for Canadians intending to visit Portugal. The passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of your expected departure from the country.

Tourist Visa: Not required (for stays less than 90 days in the Schengen Area)

Business Visa: Not required (for stays less than 90 days in the Schengen Area)

Student Visa: Required

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Colonial America
Portugal
Spain

How did Spain and Portugal settle their disputes about territories in the New World?

They asked the pope(Alexander VI) and he decided that the world( the know world at the time) was to be split by an imaginary line. This line was a little bit west from the eastern tip of Brazil. Portugal got the eastern half of this line and Spain the western half.

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New Year's Eve
Portugal
English to Portuguese
New Year's Day

How do you say Happy New Year in Portugal?

Feliz Ano Novo.

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Portugal

What were the accomplishments of Portugal in beginning the European expansion?

Portuguese explorers found both the eastern and western routes to the Orient.

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Portugal

What American state is Portugal closest to in size?

Portugal is between Indiana and Maine in size.

The Encyclopedia of the Nations gives the total area of Portugal as 92,345 square kilometers (35,655 square miles). This includes the two autonomous regions of the Azores (2,247 square kilometers/868 square miles) and the Madeira Islands (794 square kilometers/307 square miles). This total area places it in between Indiana and Maine. According to Enchanted Learning, Indiana has 94,327 square kilometers (36,420 square miles). Maine has 91,652 square kilometers (35,387 square miles).

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Banking
Portugal
Swift Codes and Routing Numbers

Are there hsbc banks in Portugal?

No. HSBC does not have branches in Portugal. Though they are a truly global bank with presence in numerous countries, they currently do not have branches in Portugal.

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History of the United States
Sailing
Portugal
Christopher Columbus

A three-masted sailing vessel developed by the Portuguese?

The caravel (also spelled carvel) is the triple-masted Portuguese innovation of the late 1400s. Two of Christopher Columbus' ships were caravels.

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Countries, States, and Cities
Portugal
Lisbon

What is the capital of Portugal?

Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal.

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Africa
Portugal
Explorers and Expeditions

What European explorer first sailed around the southern tip of Africa?

The first "European" explorer was Portuguese sailor Bartholomew Diaz reached Cape of Good Hope (1488); and Vasco de Gama was the first to sail around Africa (November 1497) and reach India (May 20 1498).

There are stories of Phoenician and even Chinese explorers having rounded the Cape of Good Hope prior to this, but there is little or no physical historical evidence to back any of the claims.
Bartholmeu Dias
Bartolomeu Diaz in 1488, sailed past the Cape of Good Hope, which he originally named the Cape of Storms.

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Portugal
Explorers and Expeditions

What seaman encouraged Portuguese explorations it was Prince Henry.?

prince henry

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Portugal

What industry does Portugal have that is not shown in either Spain or France?

well easy Greece

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Portugal

Do you tip in Portugal?

Not mandatory in most restaurants / bars. If it is, it should be stated in advanced on the menu (with the respective rate).

Traditional tipping etiquette applies. If the service was great clients will tip but it's never expected.

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Portugal

10 most important events in Portugal?

1. 1807 - the United states dropped atomic bombs on Nagandi and Algarve

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Law & Legal Issues
Portugal

What are the drinking laws in Portugal?

What are the drinking laws in Portugal?

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Portugal
England
Flight Times
Lisbon

How long does it take to fly from England to Portugal?

London to Lisbon : 2 hours 25 mins.

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Portugal

Why doesn't Portugal speak Spanish?

Because Spanish is not native to Portugal. It's the same reason that Hebrew is not spoken in Korea.

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Translations
Portugal
English to Portuguese

How do you say no in Portuguese?

Não

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Portugal

Is Portugal a high or low context culture?

high context

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Pop Music
Portugal

When is Justin Bieber going to Portugal?

Later on in the year.

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