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portuguese language
The PortugueseLanguage is a PortugueseGalicianLanguage of Portugal. SIL code: POR. ISO 639-1: pt. ISO 639-2: por. Population: 10,000,000 in Portugal. Population total all countries: 176,000,000 first language speakers (1999 WA), 191,000,000 including second language speakers (1999 WA). Region: Iberia, Azores, Madeira. Also spoken in 33 other countries including Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde Islands, China, Congo, France, Germany, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Malawi, Mozambique. Alternate names: PORTUGUES. Dialects: BEIRA, GALICIAN, MADEIRA-AZORES, ESTREMENHO, BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE. Comments: Standard Portuguese of Portugal is based on Southern or Estremenho dialect (Lisbon and Coimbra). Official language. Dictionary. Grammar. SVO. Literacy rate in second language: 83% to 84%. Christian. Bible 1751, in press (1993). Also spoken in: Angola. (Language name: PORTUGUESE.) Population: 57,600 in Angola (1993). Comments: Official language. Bible 1751, in press (1993). Also spoken in: Brazil. (Language name: PORTUGUESE.) Population: 158,000,000 in Brazil (1997 UBS). Comments: National language. Literacy rate in first language: 71%. Christian, spiritism. Bible 1751-1996. Also spoken in: Cape Verde Islands. (Language name: PORTUGUESE.) Comments: Official language. Bible 1751, in press (1993). Also spoken in: France. (Language name: PORTUGUESE.) Population: 750,000 in France (1989 National Geographic). Comments: Literacy rate in second language: Relatively low. Bible 1751, in press (1993). Also spoken in: Guinea-Bissau. (Language name: PORTUGUESE.) Comments: Official language. Bible 1751, in press (1993). Also spoken in: Mozambique. (Language name: PORTUGUESE.) Population: 30,000 or more in Mozambique (1998 SIL), 27% speak it as second language (1980 census). Comments: Official language. Bible 1751, in press (1993). Also spoken in: Sao Tome e Principe. (Language name: PORTUGUESE.) Population: 2,580 in Sao Tome (1993). Comments: Used by many people as their primary language until their late 20s, when they become more active in Sao Tomense society, and relearn Sao Tomense, the language of social networks above age 30. Used as a second language by some people. Official language. Bible 1751, in press (1993). Also spoken in: Timor Lorosae. (Language name: PORTUGUESE.) Alternate names: PORTUGUES. Comments: Probably 2% of the population from Timor Lorosae worldwide can function in it, including about 9,000 people living overseas. Dictionary. Grammar. Christian. Bible 1751, in press (1993).(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
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Instancescontent bearing physicalAny Object or Process that expresses content. This covers Objects that contain a Proposition, such as a book, as well as ManualSignLanguage, which may similarly contain a Proposition.
 entityThe universal class of individuals. This is the root node of the ontology.
 gallo iberian languageOf the 32 WesternRomanceLanguages, 30 of these are classified as a GalloIberianLanguage.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
 human languageThe subclass of Languages used by Humans.
 ibero romance languageOf the 30 GalloIberianLanguages, 17 of these are classified as an IberoRomanceLanguage.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
 indo european languageThere are 433 languages categorized as an IndoEuropeanLanguage, forming a major family of the world's languages and including many of the most familiar languages of Europe and South Asia.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
 italic languageAn ItalicLanguage is any of 48 closely related IndoEuropeanLanguages spoken in Europe.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
 italo western romance languageOf the 47 RomanceLanguages, 38 of these are classified as an ItaloWesternRomanceLanguage.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
 languageA system of signs for expressing thought. The system can be either natural or artificial, i.e. something that emerges gradually as a cultural artifact or something that is intentionally created by a person or group of people.
 LanguageFamilyA LanguageFamily is group of SpokenHumanLanguages related through descent from a common ancestral language. (reference from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_family)
 linguistic expressionThis is the subclass of ContentBearingPhysical which are language-related. Note that this Class encompasses both Language and the the elements of Languages, e.g. Words.
 natural languageThe subclass of HumanLanguages which are not designed and which evolve from generation to generation. This Class includes all of the national languages, e.g. English, Spanish, Japanese, etc. Note that this class includes dialects of natural languages.
 physicalAn entity that has a location in space-time. Note that locations are themselves understood to have a location in space-time.
 portuguese galician languageOf the 10 WestIberianLanguages, three of these are classified as a PortugueseGalicianLanguage.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
 romance languageOf the 48 ItalicLanguages, 47 of these are classified as a RomanceLanguage.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
 west iberian languageOf the 17 IberoRomanceLanguages, 10 of these is classified as a WestIberianLanguage.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
 western romance languageOf the 38 ItaloWesternRomanceLanguages, 32 of these are classified as a WesternRomanceLanguage.(extract from http://www.ethnologue.com/)
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