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].