- Languages of Portugal
country = Portugal
foreign = English (32%)
Portuguese Sign Language
keyboard = Portuguese
source = [http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_243_en.pdf ebs_243_en.pdf] (
The languages of Portugal are the languages spoken or once spoken in the territory of the country of
Portuguese is practically universal in
Portugal, but there are some specificities.
Portuguese language( European Portuguese), with the following dialects:
**The Southern and Central dialects - They include the dialect of the capital,
Lisbon, which however has some peculiarities of its own. Although the dialects of the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azoresand Madeirahave unique characteristics, as well, they can also be grouped with the southern dialects.
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***3 - " (there is a particular small dialect in the western area)
***5 - [http://www.instituto-camoes.pt/cvc/hlp/geografia/som49.html Baixo-Beirão; Alto-Alentejano] — "Central Portugal (interior)"
***6 - [http://www.instituto-camoes.pt/cvc/hlp/geografia/som9.html Beirão] — "central Portugal"
***7 - [http://www.instituto-camoes.pt/cvc/hlp/geografia/som22.html Estremenho] — "Regions of Coimbra and Lisbon" (can be subdivided in Lisbon Portuguese and Coimbra Portuguese)
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**The Northern dialects - This includes the dialect of
Porto, Portugal's second largest city.
***4 - (interior)"
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Barranquenho- In the town of Barrancos(in the border between Extremadura, Andalusia and Portugal), a dialect of Portuguese heavily influenced by Extremaduranis spoken, known as "Barranquenho".
Mirandese language- A dialect of Astur-Leonese spoken in Miranda do Douro, in northeastern Portugal.
Portuguese Sign Language.
Other languages have been extensively spoken in the territory of modern Portugal:
*Old European language
Roman, Post-Roman and Medieval languages
Iberian Romance languages
Languages of Spain
Iberian Romance languages
* [http://www.arqueotavira.com/Mapas/Iberia/Populi.htm Detailed map of the Pre-Roman Peoples of Iberia (around 200 BC)]
* [http://www.proel.org/lenguas2.html Detailed linguistic map of the Iberian Peninsula]
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