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In this section we expose what Portugal left to the world with his project of Discoveries.

 

  • Discover of the World

One of the biggest contributos what Portugal gave to the World was his discovery. For heights of the séc. xv, Europe was knowing only his continent itself, north of Africa, middle-orient, some informations on the extreme-orient and north of the Atlantic one and the Gronelândia.

From the séc. xv, Portugal began the exploration of the Atlantic Ocean. From the celebrated passage of the " dark sea " - the end Bojador, in Africa, even to the first turn to the world promoted by Fernão de Magalhães, the Portugueses they went through all the seas and oceans, showing to the world his form.


 

  •  Portuguese Language

The Portuguese language, with more than 215 million native speakers, is the fifth language most spoken in the world and the third one most spoken in the western world. Official language of Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Prince and East Timor, being spoken in ancient Portuguese India (Goa, Damão, Diu and Dadrá and Nagar-Aveli), Macao and Equatorial Guinea, besides having also official statute in the European Union, in the Mercosur and in the African Union.

 


 

  • Religious diffusion

When of his sea expansion, one of the motivations of the Portugueses, was touring the world of form to spread his religion - The Christianity. While discovering, colonizing, conquering and marketing with different places and people, the Portugueses tried cristianizate these people, having in some cases when his official religion, like Brazil or Angola was made, coming doing it even in China and Japan.


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  • Monuments - Built by Portugal in the World

África
 


 

Etiópia - Gorgora Nova

 

Gambia - James Island

 

 

Gana - Forts e Castles in Volta, Greater Accra

 

 

 

Marroco - Portuguese City of Mazagão (El Jadida)

 


 

 

 

Mozambique - Moçambique Island

 

 

 

Senegal - Goreia Island

 

 

 

Tanzânia -  Kilwa ruins

 

 

 

 

Cabo Verde - Old City of Santiago

 

 

 

Marocco - Safi Fortress

 

 

 

Kenya - Mombaça Fortress

 

 

 

Marocco - Azamor

 

 

 

 

   

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South América

 

 

 

Argentina and Brasil - Jesuit Missions  of Guarani

 

Brasil - Histórical Centre of S. Salvador

 

 

Brasil - Histórical Centre of S. Luís

 

 

 

Brasil - Histórical Centre of Olinda

 

 

 

Brasil - Historical Centre of Ouro Preto

 

 

 

 

Brasil - Sanctuary Bom Jesus de Matosinhos - Congonhas

 

 

 

Brasil - Fortress of Reis Magos in the end of Praia do Meio, on Praia do Forte

 

 

 

Paraguai - Jesuit Mission of Trinidad do Paraná and Jesus de Tavaranque

 

 

 

Uruguai - Histórical District of Colónia de Sacramento

 

 

 
   

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Asia

 

 

 

Índia - Churches and Convents of Goa

 

 

Sri Lanka - Old City of Galle and Fortress

 

 

  Japan - Nagasaki

 

 

 

 

Malásia - Histórical Centre of Malaca

 

 

 

Oman - Mascate

 

 

 

Índia - Diu

 

 

 

China - Historical Centre of Macau

 

 

 

United Arab Emirate  - Fortress Furajat

 

 

Bahrain - Arquelogic Place of Qal at al-Bahrain

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iran - Ormuz

 

 

 

Índia - Baçaim

 

 

 
   

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  • Influência linguística

Besides the implementation of the Portuguese language in many territories along the times, the places where the Portuguese did not become official language, it had also linguistic influence in so far as we had adopted much for the Portugueses they kept and started to make part of the native languages.
 

 - Mandarim - Mandarin - name of personalities / names of language (China) - When the Portuguese officials reached China they realized that the governativ officials had great power to be in charge. They gave they then the name mandarins (in portuguese order man)

- Cameroon - name of country (Camarões)

- Lagos  - name of city (Nigéria)

- Kompra =compra(pt) buy /object or action of buy (Japan)

- Anjo =Anjo (pt) Angel / divine being (Japan)

- Koreijo = Colégio (pt) School /school (Japan)

- Arigato = obrigado (pt) / "thank you" (Japan)

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  • Alimentar Habits

One of the food habits most made famous by the Portugueses was to celebrated " Tea Time". When the princess Catarina de Bragança (Catherine) went for England to get married with Charles II, in 1661, it took with her the tradition of the tea, which had been acquired by the Portugueses in the period of power in India.

 

 

 

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