Ancient Portuguese

The ancient Portuguese

Portugal has become an independent country in 1143, and the king at the time is Afonso Henriques. This language gradually began to be used by the whole people in the first phase of the ancientus derived (12th centuries).

Ancient Portuguese

In 1290, King Diniz founded Estudo Geral in Lisbon, and ordered it to say that people should first use Portuguese (called "proverbs at the time)) Not Latin. In 1296, Royal Chancellary accepted Portuguese, while Portuguese was not used in the field of law at the time, while in terms of law.

Until 1350, Portuguese-Galician (Portuguese-galician) is still just the local language of Portugal and Galicia, but in the 14th century, with a large number of literature, Portuguese became a The language of the door is popular in the poems of the Iberian Peninsula, including Lyon, Castilla, Aragon and Catunia poet. For example, "Cantigas de Santa Maria" is made by the Kings of Castilla, Castilla.

After the Spanish became a written language in the Castilla area, Galician language began to be affected by Castilian, and the variants of the South are becoming Portugal. A dialect.


Christians living in Portuguese communities living in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Indonesia, although some people have lost contact with Portugures, but they Still keep your own language.

After a few centuries, their language gradually developed into Crest. Many Portuguese vocabulary also penetrate into other languages, such as "パ パ (PAN)" in Japanese (meaning "bread") from "Pão" in Portuguese; "Sepatu" in Indonesian (meaning "shoes" "Sapato" from Portuguese; "keju" in Malay ("cheese") is evolved from "queijo" in Portuguese; "Meza" in Swahili ("Table" ") Is the same as" MESA "in Portuguese, and so on.

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