Published March 15, 2016
Portuguese is spoken by more than 200 million people, primarily in Portugal and Brazil, where it is the majority native language, as well as in Angola, Cabo Verde, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Macau, where it enjoys official administrative status. An Indo-European language of the Romance family, Portuguese emerged alongside other Latin languages between the 9th and 12th centuries, when southern Europe's many Latin-speaking communities fragmented into discrete cultural entities. A literary language since at least the 800s CE, Portuguese is among of the Internet's ten most common languages today. Learn more on Wikipedia: http://bit.ly/1pk7MFA.