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Language Family: West Iberian branch of Italic branch of Indo-European language family

Location: Portuguese is an official language in Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Portugal, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe

Portuguese speaking countries:

Angola (In progress) East Timor (In progress) Portugal New!
Brazil New! Guinea-Bissau (In progress) São Tomé and Príncipe (In progress)
Cape Verde (In progress) Mozambique (In progress)  


Portuguese Language Fonts

Yahoo! Search - Free Language Fonts Portuguese
Because sites come and go on the Internet, the best resource for language fonts may be this Yahoo! search.

Portuguese Keyboards and Portuguese Typing Tests
Includes several virtual keyboards on which you can type with mouse, then copy and paste.


Iberian Studies Web
Association of College and Research Libraries: " The Iberian Studies Web is designed to provide access to scholarly resources in Iberian Studies (for Spain, Portugal and Andorra). We do not strive for exhaustiveness but rather for quality. The resources organized here have undergone a selection and evaluation process. Annotations have been added where needed, augmenting the research value of these resources to scholars."

Oxford University Language Center - Portuguese Links
Impressive collection of links to language, media, culture, and Literature resources. And there's a lot more!

DMOZ Open Directory - Regional
Portuguese language version of this useful portal with links to resources.

Yahoo Regions Directory
Present Yahoo RD with links to Caribbean, Central Americas, and South American resources.

Ezilon Portugal
A leading media/info portal in Portugal.

Google - Translated Search
How does this work? Type a search phrase in your language. Google will find results in other languages and translate them for you to read. You can also translate texts at this site from Portuguese to English and the reverse (also below in Language Resources).
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Professional Organizations, Online Journals and Library Consortia

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese   
“The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) promote the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and their corresponding Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian and other related literatures and cultures at all levels of education. The AATSP encourages, supports and directs programs and research projects involving the exchange of pedagogical and scholarly information. Through extensive collaboration with educators, professionals, and institutions in other countries, the AATSP contributes to a better and deeper understanding between the United States and the Spanish-and Portuguese-speaking nations of the world.”

Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
" With over 7,000 members, forty-five percent of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one Association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe."

Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies  
“The Association promotes interest in the scholarly study of Spain and Portugal through History and related disciplines.”

Organization of Ibero-American States
The Organization of Ibero-American States for the Education, Science and Culture (OEI) is an international organization for inter-governmental cooperation between the Latin American countries in the field of education, science, technology and culture in the context of the integral development, democracy and regional integration.

Latin American and Iberian Studies - Columbia University Libraries
Extensive professional/academic resource site with links to research guides and web portals.

Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal
The National Library of Portugal website

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Universities, Programs and Centers of Study

U.S. Doctoral Programs in Portuguese
Guide Search Results on Resources page of Modern Language Association website.

Colleges and Universities in Portugal
General Education Online open resource database of links to over 60 universities in Portugal.

Universities Around the World: Portugal
Another large open resource database with links to universities in Portugal.

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Language Materials

Wikipedia - Portuguese Language
Encyclopedia article with solid outline of dialect differences.

BUBL LINK - Portuguese Language
BUBL LINK Catalogue is largest Internet portal in U. K.: Selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas.

Martindale's Language Center: Portuguese Language Courses and Lessons
Probably the most comprehensive compendium of online Portuguese language course materials from basic and first-year to intermediate and advanced levels.

MERLOT - Portuguese Language Materials
Results of search for Portuguese Language Materials on Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) website; more than 150 links, many peer reviewed and recommended.

Over 150 lessons and exercises in Reading and Listening from the people who bring you the DLPT5 exams.

Portuguese Language Sites
An impressive selection of sites and materials from CALL@Hull, a collection of online Communications and Information Technology (C&IT) resources for teachers and learners of languages in higher education.

Portuguese Language Journal
The University of New Mexico Latin American and Iberian Institute partners with the University of Florida to support the Portuguese Language Journal (PLJ), an academic endeavor created to promote and disseminate information about the teaching of Portuguese as a foreign language. PLJ also aims to provide a venue to improve the collaboration and exchange of information among Portuguese language teachers."

Professor Jason Spanish and Portuguese Lessons
Popular YouTube lecture series by Professor Jason of Missouri State University. Each lecture is over 20 minutes.

I love languages: Portuguese
Large language resource site preset for Portuguese languages.
A lot of materials but not all are free.

Portuguese Language Guide
Various language and culture materials from pronunciation to culture and business.

Google - Translated Search
How does this work? Type a search phrase in your language. Google will find results in other languages and translate them for you to read. You can also translate texts at this site from Portuguese to English and the reverse (also above in Megasites).

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Portuguese Dialects (Also see links to individual Portuguese speaking countries (above))

Wikipedia - Portuguese Dialects and Varieties
Encyclopedia article with solid outline of dialect differences.

Seven Voices - Portuguese Dialects
Very informative link on how Portuguese is spoken around the world.

Portuguese Dialects
Collection of YouTube links.

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Online Dictionaries

Portuguese Online Dictionary
Portuguese <> English, Spanish, Portuguese, French online dictionary.

Modern Portuguese Dictionary
Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa (DPLP) é um dicionário de português contemporâneo que contém cerca de 105 000 entradas lexicais, que permite a consulta de definições, com sinónimos sinônimos e antónimos antônimos por acepção aceção acepção . É também possível consultar informação sobre a origem de algumas palavras e a sua pronúncia.

Portuguese Language Dictionaries
Large selection of online dictionaries from Martindale's Language Center: excellent.

YourDictionary.Com - Portuguese
Excellent selection of online dictionaries and translation tools from largest dictionary site on Internet.

Google Translate
Translate a block of text or translate a webpage.

Yahoo! Babel Fish
Another "translate a block of text or translate a webpage" online tool.
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Portuguese Media
Leading Portuguese online newspapers site.

Portuguese Language TV Broadcasts
Watch live television broadcasts and pre-recorded webcasts in the Portuguese language! Streaming media content includes news, current events, sports and music.

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Online Videos - Language, Music and Cultures

Video Searches

Portuguese Movies on YouTube
Search for "Portuguese movie" on YouTube yields numerous clips and trailers.

Portuguese Documentaries on YouTube
Search for "Portuguese documentary" on YouTube produced interesting selection.

Portuguese Music Videos on YouTube
Search for "Portuguese Music Video" on YouTube produced wide variety of choices from traditional to rock.

Portuguese Commercials on YouTube
Search for "Portuguese commercial" on YouTube yielded interesting results.

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Portuguese Literature
Articles on the history, origins, and development of Portuguese literature, with biographies of several important authors.

Projecto Vercial
Portuguese literatue database.

Portuguese Literature - Wikipedia
História da literatura em Portugal

Main Wikipedia articles on Portuguese Literature; English and Portuguese versions.

José Saramago - Autobiography
Autobiography by 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature winner, on the Official Web Site of the Nobel Prize.

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