"Welcome to Portuguese at Emory", a video message by professor Ana Teixeira

Portuguese belongs to the Romance group of the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. It is the first language of about 170 million people, chiefly in Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Sao Tome & Principe, Angola, and Mozambique. Portuguese is a descendant of the vernacular Latin brought to the Iberian peninsula by the soldiers and colonists of ancient Rome. The Portuguese spoken in Lisbon and Coimbra gave rise to the standard Portuguese of today. Although the greater part of the Portuguese vocabulary comes from Latin, a number of words have also been absorbed from Arabic, French, and Italian.

Departments & Related Programs

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Online Audio and Video

"Languages Make a Difference"

Online audio and video materials are available for Portuguese at this website. You must have an Emory ID and password to access the materials.

Emory Favorites

Brazilpod from University of Texas
Ultralingua Dictionary and Verb Conjugations
Verbix Conjugations
Portuguese Dictionary
Portugal Online
Brazil Universo Online
Portugal - Cultural Website
Lonely Planet Portugal
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Mozambique - Cultural Website
Angola - Cultural Website
Cape Verde - Cultural Website