Global Studies

World Portuguese Language Day

Celebrating and reflecting on the Portuguese Language

Ana Paulla Braga Mattos wrote a post on for World Portuguese Language Day on 5 May, reflecting on the history of the spread of Portuguese – both in the countries where it is spoken officially but also in terms of its influence on other languages – and its current status.

Pomeranos in the state of Espírito Santo
(Photo: Flickr, Caio Soares, Festival de Cultura Capixaba)

“This date should celebrate the voices that embody the language’s vibrant diversity”, writes Ana Paulla, and we couldn’t agree more.

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