Portuguese language

The Role of the Portuguese Language in Lusophone Asia

Map of Asia (1627). Authors Bertius; Danckerts; Tavernier. No Copyright

Written by Dietrich Köster Portuguese India/Estado da Índia Portuguesa – Goa, Daman/Damão and Diu Until the invasion of Nehru’s troops in December 1961 Portuguese was the official language, while after the annexation English received this status. The local languages Konkani in Goa and Gujarati in Damão and Diu only play a minor role in public life. Even during the Portuguese ...

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Portuguese Language in Asia, Africa, America. Bibliography of Portuguese Colonial History 16th-18th century

Igreja de Santo António ou Capela, Ilha de Moçambique, Moçambique. Author Steve Evans. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE IN ASIA: – Various Authors, “Actas do Congresso sobre a situação da língua portuguesa no Mundo” ? Imprensa National, 1983, Lisboa, Portugal. – Various Authors “Resquícios de Português na ilha de Flores (Indonésia)”, in: “Boletim de Estudos Crioulos, suplemento de Papia” n°1, 1994 Brasília – Abdurachman, Paramita Rahayu ...

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Portuguese language heritage in Asia

Map of Asia (1627). Authors Bertius; Danckerts; Tavernier. No Copyright

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. The Portuguese language has been in relation to the trade and colonial expansion of Portugal the trade language of the Indian Ocean shores in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Portuguese was used, at that time, not only in the eastern cities conquered by the Portuguese but was also used ...

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African Countries with Portuguese as an Official Language

Fortress of São Miguel, Luanda, Angola. Author and Copyright Virgilio Pena da Costa.

Written by Dietrich Köster © June 2012 by Dietrich Köster, D-53113 Bonn  Cape Verde Official name: Republic of Cape Verde Capital city: Praia Language: The official language is Portuguese, besides Creole is spoken. Population: 530,000 Area: 4,036 sq km Currency: Cape Verde Escudo (CVE) Independence Day: 05 July 1975 Guinea-Bissau Official name: Republic of Guinea-Bissau Capital city: Bissau Language: The official ...

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Portuguese language heritage in Africa

Elmina Castle, 1668. No Copyright

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster. After the conquest, in 1415, of the Arab stronghold of Ceuta in Morocco, the Portuguese were the first Europeans to explore the African coast, and in the 1460s they built the first fort in Arguin (Mauritania). 1482 was the year of the construction of São Jorge da Mina Castle on ...

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