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Our professional Portuguese translators are native speakers and specialists in the Portuguese language, its local idioms and the cultural sensitivities of the various countries where Portuguese is spoken.
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All of our translators translate into their mother tongue. Whether you translate from Portuguese to English or from English to Portuguese, your translator(s) will be native(s) of the target language. This ensures translations that read fluently and naturally.
Executive Linguist Agency has been providing high-quality, dependable Portuguese translation services since 1978. In addition to our professional translators we have expert project managers. We assign a project manager to each translation project to oversee the project, maintain proper communications with the client, and guarantee 100% satisfaction.
More Information on the Portuguese Language
Portuguese originated in what is today the Spanish province of Galicia and in northern Portugal. It is the official language of Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal , São Tomé and Príncipe, co-official with Chinese in the Chinese S.A.R. of Macau, and co-official with Tetum in East Timor.
Portuguese is ranked sixth among the world’s languages in number of native speakers (over 200 million as of 2004), and first in South America (186 million, over 51% of the population). Portuguese spread worldwide in the fifteenth and sixteenth century as Portugal set up a vast colonial and commercial empire, stretching from Brazil in the Americas to Macau in China. In that colonial period, many Portuguese Creole languages appeared around the world, especially in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.
Portuguese and Spanish are the fastest growing western languages, and, according to estimates by UNESCO it is the language with the higher potentiality of growth as an international communication language in Africa (south) and in South America. The Portuguese-speaking African countries are expected to have a combined population of 83 million by 2050.
The language is also starting to gain popularity in Asia, mostly due to East Timor’s boost in the number of speakers in the last five years, while Macau is becoming the Chinese center for learning Portuguese. Early in the first decade of this century, the use of Portuguese was in decline in Macau, but today it is growing due to increased Chinese diplomatic and financial ties with Portuguese-speaking countries.