[pawr-chuh-geez, -gees, pohr-; pawr-chuh-geez, -gees, pohr-] /ˌpɔr tʃəˈgiz, -ˈgis, ˌpoʊr-; ˈpɔr tʃəˌgiz, -ˌgis, ˈpoʊr-/
of, relating to, or characteristic of Portugal, its inhabitants, or their language.
noun, plural Portuguese.
a native or inhabitant of Portugal.
a Romance language spoken in Portugal, Brazil, and a few countries of Africa.
Abbreviation: Pg, Pg.
the official language of Portugal, its overseas territories, and Brazil: the native language of approximately 110 million people. It belongs to the Romance group of the Indo-European family and is derived from the Galician dialect of Vulgar Latin
(pl) -guese. a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Portugal
relating to, denoting, or characteristic of Portugal, its inhabitants, or their language
1610s, the language, or a resident, of Portugal; 1660s as an adjective, from Portuguese Portuguez (see Portugal + -ese). The ending was vulgarly mistaken for a plural in English, and false singular Portugee (1830) was formed (cf. Chinee from Chinese). For Portuguese man-of-war, see man-of-war.
noun 1. former name of (def 1). noun 1. a former name (until 1975) of Mozambique
noun 1. former name of . noun 1. the former name (until 1974) of Guinea-Bissau
- Portuguese guinean
adjective 1. of or relating to Portuguese Guinea, a former name for Guinea-Bissau, or its inhabitants noun 2. a native or inhabitant of Portuguese Guinea
noun 1. a former Portuguese overseas territory on the W coast of India, consisting of the districts of Gôa, Daman, and Diu: annexed by India December 1961. Capital: Gôa. noun 1. a former Portuguese overseas province on the W coast of India, consisting of Goa, Daman, and Diu: established between 1505 and 1510; annexed by […]