Portuguese is predominately spoken in Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor,
Guinea Bissau, Macao (region of China), Mozambique, Portugal, and
Sao Tome and Principe. There is also Portuguese populations in the USA,
UK, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, Venezuela, South Africa,
Canada, Australia and the Channel Islands, particularly Jersey and
The lusófono world (Portuguese speakers) is estimated today between 190 and 230 million people. Portuguese is the eighth most spoken language in the world, third between the occidental languages, after English and Spanish Castilian languages.
Portuguese is the official language in eight countries of four continents:
* Angola (10,9 million)
* Brazil (185 million)
* Cabo Verde (415,000)
* Guiné Bissau (1,4 million)
* Mozambique (18,8 million)
* Portugal (10,5 million)
* Sao Tomé and Príncipe (182,000)
* East Timor (800, 000).
Learn Portuguese Abroad
Immerse yourself into the culture by learning and studying Portuguese in Brazil. The lessons are structured to familiarize the student with many aspects of Brazilian culture such as music, dance, literature, food (comida), capoeira, candomblé, slang, and regional differences in language from the northern Brazil to southern Brazil. As a result, students will have a better perspective of Brazilian customs. Or, while studying portuguese in Portugal, students are able to experience the history and culture of the portuguese people firsthand.