2015/16 Statistical data

By Observatory of the Portuguese Language

Status of Portuguese Language in the world; Number of speakers; Most used languages on the internet; Languages spoken in the world; Translations; Scientific publications; Literacy Rates in Portuguese Speaking Countries.

Status (2016) by Observatory of The Portuguese LanguageObservatory of the Portuguese Language

The Portuguese Language Statute

Most spoken language in the Southern Hemisphere
It is the third most spoken language in the Western Hemisphere

It is at the forefront of the most widely spoken languages

Portuguese speakers (2016) by Observatory of the Portuguese LanguageObservatory of the Portuguese Language

How many are the Portuguese speakers

Sources:

Macao Population: Macao SAR Government Portal

Remaining population: United Nations.

* The percentages of speakers were considered based on:

literacy rates in each country, according to CIA and UNESCO estimates:
Cabo Verde; Guinea Bissau; São Tomé and Príncipe and Timor-Leste
Angola; Mozambique and Portugal

Portugal and Brazil: The value of 100% of speakers was considered

Angola: A higher rate was considered (+1 percentage point)

Timor-Leste: A lower rate was considered, since literacy may have been done in another language, namely in Bahasa.

Most used languages on the internet (2016) by internet worldObservatory of the Portuguese Language

Most used languages on the Internet

Languages spoken in the World (2016) by EthnologueObservatory of the Portuguese Language

Languages spoken in the world

Translations (3) (2016) by UNESCOObservatory of the Portuguese Language

Translations
Most Translated Portuguese Language Writers
Sourse: UNESCO (2016)

Translations (2) (2016) by UNESCOObservatory of the Portuguese Language

Translations
Languages from which it is translated

Translations (1) (2016) by UNESCOObservatory of the Portuguese Language

Translations
Languages it translates into

Indexed Publications (2016) by Observatory of the Portuguese LanguageObservatory of the Portuguese Language

Scientific publications

2016 Data

Indexed Publications (6) (2016) by DGEEC - General Directorate of Statistics for Education and ScienceObservatory of the Portuguese Language

Scientific publications indexed on the Web of Science: Portugal, Brazil and Macau

PALOP (Portuguese-speaking African Countries) and Timor-Leste

Indexed Publications (5) (2015) by DGEEC - General Directorate of Statistics for Education and ScienceObservatory of the Portuguese Language

Scientific publications indexed in "SCOPUS": Portugal, Brazil and Macau

PALOP (Portuguese-speaking African Countries) and Timor-Leste

Indexed Publications (7) (2016) by DGEEC - General Directorate of Statistics for Education and ScienceObservatory of the Portuguese Language

Percentage of publications from CPLP Countries (Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries) by language

Indexed Publications (4) (2016) by DGEEC - General Directorate of Statistics for Education and ScienceObservatory of the Portuguese Language

Scientific publications: Documents

Literacy (3) (2016) by Observatory of the Portuguese LanguageObservatory of the Portuguese Language

Literacy

Literacy (1) (2016) by UNESCOObservatory of the Portuguese Language

Literacy Rate in CPLP Countries (Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries)

Literacy (2) (2016) by National Institute of Statistics, PortugalObservatory of the Portuguese Language

In 2013, illiteracy rates in Portuguese-speaking countries were:

Credits: Story

- Ana Rita Carvalho (designer)
- UNESCO.
- CIA.
- DGEEC - General Directorate of Education and Science Statistics. In CitesTM, Thomson Reuters.
- SAR Government Portal (Autonomous Region of Macau)
- Web of Science.
- Scielo.
- The SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR)


Author: Francisco Nuno Ramos, Observatory of the Portuguese Language

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