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Countries That Speak Portuguese

Name every country where Portuguese is an official language.
Sovereign states only!
Quiz by Fing0lfin17
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Africa
Angola
Cape Verde
Equatorial Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Mozambique
São Tomé and Príncipe
Asia
East Timor
Europe
Portugal
South America
Brazil
85 Comments
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Level 68
Apr 24, 2017
Special Bonus points for Macau :P
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Level 18
Jun 29, 2017
that's what I am thinking
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Level 45
Jan 5, 2019
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Level 27
May 24, 2017
Goa is also a region in India where people speak Portuguese.
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Level 81
Jun 28, 2017
But it''s not a sovereign country as stated in the question.
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Level 68
Dec 10, 2019
He never said it was... As Jarl5 said Macau does, which we know isn't sovereign either, its' just a bit of an educated conversation...
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Level 25
Jun 28, 2017
yes , you are right Goa and Pondicherry were once colonized by the Portuguese Empire , but in this quiz they are focusing more on the official languages . In this case East Timor(Timor-Leste)is the only asian country to be qualified to be in this list . Macau also speaks a lot of Portuguese but they are considered part of China .
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Level 76
Jun 28, 2017
Was Pondicherry Portuguese before being ruled by France?
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Level 73
Dec 31, 2021
No, Pondicherry wasn't ruled by the Portuguese. I think they confused Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli with Pondicherry.
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Level 58
Jan 2, 2022
I have visited Macau and I have the impression that Portuguese is not widely spoken at all (although it is still used for some official purposes).
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Level 81
Nov 16, 2023
Signs are in Portuguese, thankfully. I can't read Chinese, but getting around with only reading Portuguese was no problem.
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Level 42
Jan 3, 2022
But still Portuguese is an official language there along with Chinese.
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Level 67
Jun 28, 2017
Goa way from here
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Level 21
Jun 28, 2017
+bakainu hehe
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Level 65
Dec 31, 2021
Why, Diu not like information?
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Level 57
May 14, 2024
You are Daman
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Level 70
Jun 28, 2017
Offical but not widely spoken. The African ones tend to use creoles based on Portuguese.
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Level 42
Jan 3, 2022
Or their own indigenous languages.
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Level 64
Nov 16, 2023
That mostly happens in the islands...maybe a bit in Guinea Bissau. In Mozambique and Angola, Portuguese is the urban language. Out of the big cities there are the local languages, mostly with Bantu origin and pretty much almost zero based on Portuguese. I have to add that the Portuguese spoken in Angola and Mozambique is really similar to European Portuguese from the grammar point of view, unlike Brazil.
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Level 50
Nov 16, 2023
Angola and Mozambique definitely use Portuguese, although sometimes people will speak a different language natively. Compared to French and English speaking African countries, a lot more people speak Portuguese natively in those two though. In Sao Tome there are like 3-4 different creoles spoken by different parts of the population, Portuguese can still be used for communication between these groups. In Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau most people do not speak Portuguese and instead speak Portuguese-based creoles. In Equatorial Guinea, almost nobody speaks Portuguese and Portuguese is just official for political purposes.
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Level 73
Jun 28, 2017
Spanish is spoken by 90% of Equatorial Guinea. Portuguese only by 7.5%.
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Level 18
Sep 9, 2017
its the official language, but not widely spoken
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Level 70
Jun 28, 2017
Missed Equatorial Guinea. I knew they were colonised by Spain, so didn't bother guessing it.
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Level 82
Apr 10, 2018
Ditto.
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Level 42
Dec 7, 2019
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equatorial_Guinea
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Level 48
Jan 29, 2020
I was gonna say, EG people talk Spanish!! LOL
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Level 55
Jun 12, 2023
Same.
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Level 60
Sep 10, 2023
Equatorial Guinea always sneaks up on me. I thought I learned to expect it after the Spanish quiz and Crude Oil per Capita, but I guess not...
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Level 35
Jun 28, 2017
how does 1% not get PORTUGAL!
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Level 53
Jun 28, 2017
Starts the quiz, then quit (to other sites or whatever)...
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Level 75
Sep 3, 2019
that can't be it because it doesn't count as playing the quiz if you don't type in any answers, so what the stats mean, is that only 99% of people that correctly guess one of the answers gets Portugal.
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Level 55
Jun 28, 2017
Or assumes it doesn't need to be included because it's so obvious, or just completely forgets it because it's so obvious (like I have done with the Biggest Spanish Empire Countries, for example, in which it completely slipped my mind that I should include Spain).
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Level 61
Jun 28, 2017
They speak Spanish as one of the official languages in Equatorial Guinea, not Portuguese. Otherwise fine quiz.
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Level 64
Feb 15, 2019
"As one of" is the key phrase here.
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Level 42
Dec 7, 2019
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equatorial_Guinea
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Level 48
Jun 28, 2017
I never knew Portuguese was being spoken in Equatorial Guinea, seeing as it used to be a Spanish colony. Apparently Portuguese only became an official language in 2010.
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Level 65
Jun 28, 2017
One of the few situations that being a brazilian is a theoric advantage. But i've to admit that eq. Guinea was a kick, i didn't knew before. Cool.
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Level 76
Jun 28, 2017
Wow - I had no idea about Equatorial Guinea. I wonder what the history of that is.
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Level 43
Jun 28, 2017
I almost forgot Portugal XD
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Level 79
Jun 28, 2017
Equatorial Guinea was formerly a colony of Spain. True that Portuguese is widely spoken there?
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Level 83
Jun 29, 2017
It's an official language, it doesn't have to be widely spoken for this quiz
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Level 42
Dec 7, 2019
It is little spoken, but it is spoked.
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Level 18
Jun 29, 2017
this was calm as I am half Portuguese myself but where is Macau?
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Level 83
Jun 29, 2017
In China
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Level 53
Jun 20, 2022
Macao is a Special Administrative Region of China. It enjoys certain powers separate from the Chinese government (as does Hong Kong) and has Portuguese as an official language, but is not fully sovereign so is not included here.
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Level 59
Jun 30, 2017
Don't they speak portuguese in Ivory Coast?
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Level 74
Nov 24, 2018
French.
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Level 82
Dec 30, 2017
Knew the rest of these. Got Mozambique on a guess. I thought they were colonized by the French.
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Level 69
Jul 9, 2023
Ok???
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Level 71
Dec 31, 2017
Really helps if you remember the song:

Já fui ao Brasil, Praia e Bissau, Angola Moçambique, Goa e Macau, Ai, fui até Timor, Já fui um conquistadoooooor!

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Level 37
Mar 18, 2018
Or, Mi Mama ta Ingles, Mi Tata ta Frances, pero ami mes, ta Portugues!
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Level 40
Mar 15, 2018
i thought equatorial guinea spoke spanish
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Level 42
Jan 3, 2022
Yes, Spanish is also official there. Portuguese is official but not widely spoken.
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Level 82
Apr 10, 2018
Like many, missed Equatorial Guinea. Knew it spoke Spanish, knew nothing of Portuguese.
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Level 42
Dec 7, 2019
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equatorial_Guinea
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Level 55
Jan 13, 2019
Even though they are are a member of CPLP, Equatorial Guinea is not a Portuguese speaking country
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Level 66
Nov 16, 2023
That's like saying Belgium isn't a French- or German-speaking country
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Level 57
Aug 25, 2019
Equatorial Guinea has three official languages: Spanish, Portuguese, and French
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Level 93
Dec 6, 2019
Shouldn't this include China, as part of it (Macau) does have Portuguese as an official language. India doesn't need to be included as far as I can tell because Portuguese is not the official language in Goa.
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Level 69
Dec 14, 2021
"Sovereign states only" Macau is one part of China. Portuguese is not an official language of China.
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Level 57
Dec 6, 2019
Does a country speak a language? What's wrong with a title such as "Countries where Portuguese is an official language?"
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Level 28
Dec 6, 2019
Great Quiz
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Level 35
Dec 6, 2019
Actually, they don´t speak portuguese in equatorial guinea, they speak spanish. They only marked portuguese as official for trading issues with neighbors
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Level 75
Dec 31, 2021
There are Portuguese creole speakers there. French is the official language that almost nobody speaks in EG - they made it official in order to connect better with the neighbours and to be part of the Francophonie, according to Wikipedia.
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Level 32
Jan 29, 2020
Always thought Comoros was an old Portuguese colony. I now know it was french. Think that because Portuguese discovered it, just presumed they colonized it. I leave here a wiser man.
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Level 55
Jul 20, 2020
I did not know that Equatorial Guinea speaks Portuguese because they were a Spanish colony.
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Level 57
Nov 22, 2020
I got all just because i was typing all of africa.
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Level 46
Apr 5, 2021
The official Language of Equatorial Guinea is Spanish, in 1968 was Spanish until they independized...
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Level 69
Dec 14, 2021
Spanish is one official language. Portuguese is another, and surprisingly, so is French.

Also independized is a very interesting way of saying "gained independence"

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Level 60
Apr 28, 2021
The 1% that didn't get Portugal:
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Level 46
Dec 31, 2021
Wasn't Equatorial Guinea a Spainsh colony? Why they speak Portuguese...
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Level 42
Jan 3, 2022
Portuguese is official too, like Spanish, and also French.
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Level 44
Dec 31, 2021
I managed to get the last one with only 4 seconds left
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Level 60
Dec 31, 2021
What!!! MG17 has no comments on this quiz!
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Level 39
Dec 31, 2021
Equatorial Guinea Is Spanish
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Level 60
Sep 10, 2023
That's not exclusive. They speak both.
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Level 43
Jan 16, 2022
Please, allow us to write all the names in portuguese too. Moçambique, Guiné-Bissau and Guiné Equatorial are missing
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Level 61
Feb 21, 2023
9/9 almost forgot Guinea Bissau
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Level 15
Apr 23, 2023
Equatorial Guinea? Don't they speak spanish?
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Level 40
Aug 21, 2023
all these countries except equatorial guinea colinized by portugal
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Level 43
Sep 21, 2023
I thought equitorial guinea spke spanish and not portuguese! got the rest tho, and redid it for the full 5 points

Edit: EG probably speaks both ._.

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Level 72
Nov 17, 2023
It was a Spanish colony, so it does mostly speak Spanish. They added French and Portuguese as official languages so they could participate in a couple of international organisations like the Francophonie and CPLP.
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Level 40
Nov 16, 2023
Common, Brazil speaks Spanish and their capital is Buenos Aires. Everyone knows that ! ;-)
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Level 28
Nov 17, 2023
Brazil speaks Portuguese and their capital is Brasília. Argentina speaks Spanish and their capital is Buenos Aires. Source: everything in existence
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Level 40
Nov 17, 2023
This was meant to be ironic, in case you did not understand...