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Portugal Adopts Brazilian Spelling

Portugal Adopts Brazilian Spelling.

Portugal's parliament has decided to adopt Brazilian spelling in the language in Portugal, the changes include adding three new letters k, w, and y - to the alphabet, removing silent consonants and standardizing many spellings.

The changes will be gradually phased in over a period of six years.

The major Portuguese-speaking nations: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, and Sao Tome and Principe originally agreed to unify the language in 1991.

Portuguese is the world's 4th major language spoken by an estimated 250 people, with 189 million of them in Brazil. It has also had an influence on the language of many other languages including African languages and languages in the Far East including Thai and Japanese.

Portugal Adopts Brazilian Spelling
Portugal Adopts Brazilian Spelling

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