Which of the following countries is not part of the Lusophone community?
What is the name of the organization that promotes cooperation between Portuguese-speaking nations?
What is the meaning of the term 'Lusophone'?
Which event marked the beginning of the history of the Lusophone world?
Which of the following is not a Lusophone territory?
Which sport is the most popular in the majority of Lusophone countries?
Which Portuguese writer is known for his work on fado and its derivatives?
What is the name of the award given to Lusophone writers?
Which country has the most famous and commercially sold music genre outside of its borders?
Title: The Lusophone World: A Community of Portuguese-Speaking Nations
- Lusophones are people who speak Portuguese as a native or common second language, and nations where Portuguese features prominently in society.
- The Lusophone world comprises an estimated 300 million people across 10 sovereign countries and territories and is called Lusofonia or the Lusophone world.
- The community of Portuguese-speaking (Lusophone) countries includes Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Galicia, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Macau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe, East Timor, Uruguay, Cochin, Azores, Madeira, Goa, Daman and Diu, Singapore, and Malacca.
- The Lusophone world is intrinsically linked with the history of the Portuguese Empire, although the Portuguese diaspora, the Brazilian diaspora, and the Cape Verdean diaspora communities have also played a role in spreading the Portuguese language and Lusophone culture.
- Portuguese-speaking nations cooperate in politics, culture, and the economy through the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP).
- The term "Lusophone" derives from the Latin term for an area roughly corresponding to modern Portugal, called Lusitania, and the Ancient Greek word "phōnē," meaning "voice."
- The history of the Lusophone world began in 1415 with the capture of Ceuta, followed by the feat of the Discoveries, which involved the discovery of the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores, the arrival in South America and various parts of Sub-Saharan Africa to Asia and the Pacific Ocean, such as Goa, Malacca, Macau, and East Timor.
- The Lusophone community is made up of eight countries, united by a shared past and by a language that is recognized as one, and these countries make the Portuguese language one of the most spoken languages in the world.
- The Camões Prize is awarded to Lusophone writers, whereas the Prémios da Lusofonia recognizes Lusophone who distinguished themselves by work and career in various activities and areas they exercise, from music, literature, citizenship, visual arts, social communication, passing through theater and cinema.
- In the majority of the Lusophone countries, association football is the most popular sport, and several Lusophone sportspeople have been successful worldwide, such as Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luís Lopes, Hélder Costa, Ronaldinho Gaúcho, Cafu (association football), Diogo Ventura, Tiago Splitter, Leonel Paulo (basketball), João Almeida, André Almeida, (cycling).
- The music of Portugal is very different from that of Brazil and the rest of the Portuguese-speaking countries, although there is a high degree of exchange between all continents. Portugal is known for its musical tradition, mainly fado and its derivatives, while Brazil is home to a wide variety of music, with samba being the most famous and commercially sold genre outside the country.
- The music of the Lusophone countries is influenced by various cultures, and some of the most recognized writers are Luís de Camões (Portugal), Miguel Torga (Portugal), Vergílio Ferreira (Portugal), Rachel de Queiroz (Brazil), Jorge Amado (Brazil), Pepetela (
Test your knowledge of the Lusophone world, a community of Portuguese-speaking nations with a rich history and culture. From Brazil to Mozambique and Portugal to Macau, this quiz will challenge you to identify important facts about the Lusophone world, including its history, language, sports, music, and more. Discover the significance of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), the Camões Prize, and the Prémios da Lusofonia. Whether you're a Portuguese language
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