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A few facts on Portugal and its language.
Portuguese is a Romance language derived from Latin and part of the Indo-European Language group. In the 15th and 16th centuries, Portuguese was spread worldwide as Portugal established a colonial and commercial empire from 1415–1999. As a result, Portuguese is the official language of Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe Guinea-Bissau, East Timor and Macau. There are over 190 million Portuguese speakers worldwide and the earliest records of a distinctly Portuguese language appear in administrative documents dating from the 9th century AD. The Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira are also part of Portugal.
Portugal is a member of the European Union and the United Nations as well as a founding member of the OECD and NATO among others. Major industries in Portugal include oil refineries, automotive, cement production, pulp and paper industry, textile, footwear, furniture, and cork (Portugal is the world's leading producer). Portugal is also the world's fifth-largest producer of tungsten, and the world's eleventh-largest producer of wine.
Well known Portuguese companies or brands are Sandemans port, Mateus Rose wine, Madeira wine, Fereira Porto and TAP Portugal. Famous Portuguese include Cristiano Ronaldo, Vasco da Gama, Luis Figo, Nelly Furtado, Baruch Spinoza and Jose Saramago.