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Lusophone

A person, company or country for which Portuguese is the primary language. While it is not as important in international commerce as English or French, it is the fifth most spoken language in the world and has official status in nine countries.
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Movements from all parts of the continent, including North Africa, have come together in the Africa Social Forum process (part of the World Social Forum process), building bridges between francophone, anglophone, arabophone, and lusophone countries that have historically been absent or underdeveloped.
Taking Mozambique in East Africa and Guinea-Bissau in East Africa as representatives of the five-country Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) Africa, Figueira (U.
But less attention is given to Brazil's expanding ties, particularly in Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) countries such as Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde and Sao Tome and Principe.
There is also Lusophone [Portuguese-speaking], but we are Africans first and foremost.
Festival, which celebrates Latin, Spanish and Lusophone cultures, is now in its 7th year.
the celebration of Latin, Spanish and Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) cultures runs from June 1 until July 15, July.
This is particularly true for the Francophone zone, which is much more intimately bound up in the French sphere of influence than its Anglophone or Lusophone counterparts.
On the other hand, running parallel to Iberian Galicia's place in Europe, the cultural participation of Galicia as an entre-deux in the Spanish and Lusophone spaces cannot and should not be ignored whether in scholarship or public discourse.
UNODC views Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde--a former Portuguese colony off the coast of Senegal--as part of a Lusophone Atlantic network with criminal links to Brazil and Portugal.
Portugal can still offer constructive help to her former colony as part of a larger Lusophone commonwealth.
Consolidating these developments, the journal will now move towards completion of the planned changes with an expansion of the editorial team and the introduction of a review section, as well as the occasional publication of guest-edited theme issues by which to better reflect the wide-ranging geographic, temporal and disciplinary scope of Lusophone Studies, a field itself changing beyond recognition.
However the largest by far of its members is Nigeria which is English-speaking, and there are two lusophone members--Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde.