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  • Jan 10, 2012
  • 01:47 AM

Portuguese spelling reform takes effect

Portuguese American Journal
In Portugal, while the spelling system has already been adopted by some media outlets, school textbooks and education materials have been allowed a six-year transition period. Portuguese is the sixth most spoken language in the world by an estimated 250 million speakers. There are different forms to write Portuguese among the many Portuguese speaking countries. The new Orthographic Agreement has adressed the linguistic variations by creating a single spelling system.

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