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¡Olá! Happy ​​​​International Portuguese Language Day!

World Portuguese Language Day (Portuguese: Dia Mundial da Língua Portuguesa) is observed annually on May 5. Portuguese is a globalised language spoken officially on five continents and as a second language by millions worldwide. With about 230 million native speakers, it is usually listed as the sixth-most spoken language, the third-most spoken European language in the world in terms of native speakers and the second-most spoken Romance language in the world, surpassed only by Spanish. It is the official language of Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe, while having co-official language status in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, and Macau. A Portuguese-speaking person or nation is referred to as a “Lusophone”. The largest population of native speakers is in Brazil. 

Here is a short video about Portuguese words that are used in everyday English made by the BISP Modern Languages Department.