How many people are native Portuguese speakers?

Portuguese, in all its dialects, is spoken by about 220 million speakers natively, mostly located in Brazil, Portugal and Angola, where it is the official language.

How many people speak Portuguese in the world?

Portuguese is spoken by about 235 million people worldwide and is still spoken as a second language in its former colonies, such as Mozambique.

Origins of Portuguese

Portuguese is part of the Romance group of the Indo-European family. It evolved from vulgar Latin and is most related to Galician and Spanish. It also has similarities with Italian and French mainly regarding grammar and vocabulary.

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