Dave Kiobrish
How extended is Portuguese in former colonnial countries? I mean..is it widely understood in Angola, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau or elsewhere where Portuguese once set colonnial administration?
May 7, 2011 2:46 PM
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Brasil and Portugal - Portuguese is spoken by 100% of the pop. Angola - Portuguese is official, but i've heard that only about 40% of the people there speak it. Other languages spoken: umbundu, quimbundu, quicongo, ovimbundo, congo. Cabo Verde - Portuguese is official, but a native language is also spoken East Timor - Portuguese and tétum Guinea Bissau - Portuguese and local dialects Mozambique - Portuguese is official, but many native languages are also spoken, especially in the countryside. ronga, changã,muchope. São Tomé e Príncipe - Portuguese is official, but native dialects are also spoken. Brazil population = 195.000.000 Portugal population = 10.000.000
May 8, 2011
wild america! exterminate the brutes!!!
July 10, 2011
also in macau, galician is old portuguese and now they belong to portuguese community language, a former spanish colony in Africa, also, i dont remember, now, the name, is spoken also in goa and diu, both in india. The biggest acculturation process are in indonesia, parts of it, and malasya, sri lanka, has a strong influence also, as well as japan. crioulization languages as you can see them in africa are am acculturation outcome, not only from portuguese, but also from french, italian and dutch, and, go course, natives languages. To speak about dialectics is a question of power, in mozambique they have also english, as official or if it does not they use it even on official speech. Portuguese from POrtugal is the same, but we have differences inside de country, not only to islands.
May 9, 2011
Well, there are eigth countries where Portuguese is spoken: Timor Leste, São Tomé, Angola, Guiné Bissau, Cabo Verde, Moçambique, Brasil and Portugal.
May 7, 2011
Are you talking about the word (extend) ? That's your question?
May 7, 2011
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Dave Kiobrish
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English, Portuguese
Learning Language
Portuguese