About Portuguese Language
According to Wikipedia.org, Portuguese is originated from the Iberian Peninsula of Europe. It is the official language of Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Brazil. Portuguese has co-official status in East Timor. Portuguese-speaking people are known as "Lusophone" (lusófono). You will notice the presence of Portuguese culture all across the globe. There are several dialects of Vulgar Latin used in Portuguese. Approximately 215 to 220 million native speakers speak this language. It also features Celtic phonology among speakers. This is also one of the sixth most spoken languages around the world. Portuguese has a lot of influence in South America and the Southern Hemisphere. Interestingly it is also among the top 10 languages in Africa. Due to its popularity, it is also the official language of many American states.