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May052016

Country: Portugal

Language: ਪੁਰਤਗਾਲੀ

International Day of Portuguese Language

Learn to say some typical words in Portuguese

May 5th is the International Day of the Portuguese Language and Culture that is celebrated in the countries where Portuguese is an official language. It is known as the Dia da Cultura Lusófona in Portuguese.

Portuguese is the official language of Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, and São Tomé and Príncipe. It also has co-official language status in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, and Macau. Portuguese and Portuguese creole speakers are also found in Goa, Daman and Diu in India; in Batticaloa on the east coast of Sri Lanka; in the Indonesian island of Flores; and in Malacca in Malaysia.

Take advantage to try and learn some typical words and phrases in the language that Spanish author Cervantes called "the sweet and gracious language".

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List of terms in Portuguese