Countries who speak portuguese
1. Portugal has a population of 10 million people
The birthplace of this great idiom. There are around 10 different accents from Açoreano to Portuense.
2. Brazil has a population of 200 million people.
The biggest Portuguese-speaking country in the world. There are at least 12 dialects. Brazilian Portuguese speak diferently from european Portuguese. The spoken language has more diferences than the grammar and written.
3. Angola has a population of 14 million people
This country was colonized by the Portuguese and was ruled by Portugal until 1975. Portuguese is the official language. In Angola there are five portuguese accents.
4. Mozambique has a population of 22 million
This african country was colonized by the Portuguese in XVI century and became independente in 1974 (after the 25th of April revolution that occured in Lisbon). The country is divided in 12 areas.
5. Cape Verde has a population of 500 thousand people
Cape verde was colonized by the Portuguese in the 1410s and became independent in 1975. Portuguese is the official language but people from Cape Verde also speak Crioulo.
6. Guinea-Bissau has a population of 1.6 million
This small country was a part of the Mali Empire. It was conquered by the Portuguese in the 1800s. Portuguese is the official language and also other native languages of the region.
7. São Tomé and Príncipe has a population of 1630.000
The smallest Portuguese-speaking country in the world. Sãp Tomé was settled by the Portuguese in the 1470s and, just like most of the other colnies, got independente after the portuguese revolution.
8. Equitorial Guinea
The Portuguese idiom is one of three official languages of the country. The Spanish and the Portuguese both colonized here. Equitorial Guinea became independente from spain in 1968.
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