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 Portuguese Language Encyclopedia @ LaunchBase.net (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It is the official language of Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal and São Tomé and Príncipe, co-official with Chinese in the Chinese S.A.R. of Macau, and co-official with Tetum in East Timor.
Portuguese is ranked sixth among the world's languages in number of native speakers (over 200 million), and first in South America (186 million, over 51% of the population).
Portuguese is written with the Latin alphabet, and makes use of the acute accent, the circumflex accent, the grave accent, the tilde, and the cedilla, to denote stress, vowel height, nasalization, and other sound changes.
www.launchbase.net /encyclopedia/Portuguese_language   (3182 words)

 Portuguese language literature - Iridis Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Portuguese language was developed gradually from the Vulgar language (i.e.
The line of the chroniclers which is one of the boasts of Portuguese literature began with Fernão Lopes, who compiled the chronicles of the reigns of Kings Pedro, Fernando, and John I. He combined a passion for accurate statement with a especial talent for descriptive writing and portraiture, and with him a new epoch dawns.
Portuguese pastoral poetry is more natural and sincere than that of the other nations because Ribeiro, the founder of the bucolic school, sought inspiration in the national serranilhas, but his eclogues, despite their feeling and rhythmic harmony, are surpassed by the "Crisfal" of Christovão Falcão.
www.iridis.com /Portuguese_literature   (4805 words)

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Portuguese is the second most spoken Romance language in the world (outnumbered only by Spanish - see also Iberian Romance Languages), spoken in Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe, East Timor, Cape Verde, Mozambique, and Macau SAR.
The portuguese is a growing language specially in subsaharan Africa, where is is stated that will be the second most spoken within 50 years with the Growing importance of Angola and Mozambique.
Using another language, if not a tourist, in Portugal is seen as offensive by the portuguese people, because they don't understand it and the Portuguese language is seen as an historical heritage to be preserved.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/p/po/portuguese_language.html   (1210 words)

 Portuguese Language - Free English Encyclopedia from Turkcebilgi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Portuguese is the [sixth major language of the world in number of native speakers (over 200 million), and the first one in South America (186 million, over 51% of the population) and one of the most important in Africa.
Ladino is a nearly-extinct language that was spoken by Sephardic Jews in the Iberian Peninsula.
* [http://rudhar.com/foneport/foneport.htm The Pronunciation of the Portuguese of Portugal]
www.turkcebilgi.com /ansiklopedi/english/Portuguese_language   (6324 words)

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