Portuguese, the romance language #portugal #portuguese #language #romancelanguage

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Portuguese, along with French, Italian, Spanish and Romanian, is one of the five modern Romance languages. To discuss the Portuguese language is to discuss more than just Portugal facts − it is the mother tongue of over 220 million people around the world. Portuguese is spoken in Angola, East Timor, Luxembourg, Mozambique, Namibia, Andorra, and Cape Verde among other places.

The vast majority of Portuguese speakers, however, live in Brazil, where there are in the region of 200 million speakers. Portuguese vocabulary has been influenced by the history of the country and its peoples. The majority of words are Latin in origin, but Italian, French and Arabic words have also been absorbed over the centuries.

Source: http://facts.net/portugal/