Europe. Your Languages.
Portugal and its language in the world.

Portugal and its language in the world. © Pixabay

Those who stay on the coast cannot discover new oceans.

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Portugal is considered the oldest nation in Europe. Due to its geographical location, it was predestined to be the starting point for voyages of discovery. From here, Portuguese sailors set out on the first historically documented voyages around the world. Thus, in the 15th/16th century, when Portugal rose to become a world power and built up its colonial empire, which included what is now Brazil as well as areas in Africa and on the coasts of Asia, the seed was sown, so to speak, for the importance of the Portuguese language in the world.
 
But what is the significance of the Portuguese language in the world today? What remains of the magic of this language through translation? And how does multilingualism work in international language use? With these and other questions, the conference series Europe. Your Languages. 2021 followed with a multifaceted programme the EU Council seat to Portugal.

Portugal and its language in the world. Video from 23 June 2021

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