Lusophone

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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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Lusophony is thus connected to the speech and language of the Portuguese territory and subsequently the Portuguese language.
In short, we may conclude that the Lusophony concept goes far beyond its etymology, since it is also closely related to Portugal's foundation myth, to idealistic explanations from authors like Father Antonio Vieira and Fernando Pessoa and to theoretical formulas like the ones we have just seen.
For many other authors, Lusophony is no more than a mystical and utopian (and sometimes even neo-colonialist) idea.
If we do not take this premise into consideration, every other conception of Lusophony is nothing more than a mystical and created concept.
In the second part of this paper, we will take into consideration some of the main practical and institutional manifestations regarding Lusophony.
(11) That is why it is also essential to discuss Lusophony when one of its most important elements-the Phony / the language as a communication vehicle-is not completely assured.
Identidade e lusofonia nas representacoes sociais de portugueses e de africanos [Identity and lusophony in the social representations of Portuguese and Africans].
In Mozambique, the objective is to internationalize the Revive Program, in relation to the historical heritage with connection to lusophony.
The University of International Integration of Afro-Brazilian Lusophony (Unilab) is an innovative and bold initiative born with the mark of inclusion, seeking to build a historical and cultural bridge for the integration between Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking countries
Major organization : UNIVERSITY OF INTERNATIONAL INTEGRATION OF AFRO-BRAZILIAN LUSOPHONY - UNILAB
Law 1/2014, also called the Paz Andrade Law, 'for making use of the Portuguese language and ties with Lusophony,' said Portuguese is at present the most vastly spoken language in the southern hemisphere and is a working language for 20 global organisations, and the official language of 'nine countries and the territory of Macau, China.'