Languages of Portugal

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Languages of Portugal
Official languages Portuguese
Main foreign languages English (32%)
French (24%)
Spanish (9%)
Sign languages Portuguese Sign Language
Common keyboard layouts
Portuguese QWERTY
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The languages of Portugal are the languages spoken or once spoken in the territory of the country of Portugal.


Portuguese is practically universal in Portugal, but there are some specificities.

Portuguese dialects of Portugal

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 Azores and Madeira have unique characteristics, as well, they can also be grouped with the southern dialects.


Other languages have been extensively spoken in the territory of modern Portugal:

Pre-Roman languages[edit]

Pre-Roman languages of Iberia c. 200 BC.

Roman, Post-Roman and Medieval languages[edit]

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