World Portuguese Language Day is on 5th May
♦ Around the world, Portuguese is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Portuguese became the most widely spoken language in the southern hemisphere. Portuguese speakers also explained the first wave of globalization. Therefore, Portuguese has influenced other languages.
♦ At present, about 229 million people in the world speak Portuguese. This makes this language the 9th most spoken language in the world. People who speak this language are called Lusophone.
♦ Most Portuguese-speaking mobile phones live in Brazil. In addition to Brazil, eight other countries also use Portuguese as their official language. Portuguese is derived from Latin and is considered a romantic language.