October 8, 2009

Portuguese Language Map

The Portuguese language is spoken by around 188 million people in 31 countries and territories around the world. Click on the map to expand it.

Portuguese Language Map

The wide geographical spread of Portuguese reflects the colonial expansion of Portugal in the 15th-18th centuries.

Brazil, a Portuguese colony until 1822, has the largest number of Portuguese speakers followed by Portugal itself. Portuguese is also the official language of Mozambique, however only around 8% of the population, use Portuguese as their first language. Portuguese is also used in India, Canada, France, Paraguay, South Africa, and the United States.

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