Portuguese is one of the languages that expanded during the European colonial period. Today it is the official language of 10 countries divided between Europe, America, Africa and Asia.
The greatest exponent in terms of territorial extension and number of speakers is Brazil. In addition, it is the most widely spoken language in the southern hemisphere. The language has official status in Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Macau, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, and of course, Portugal.
According to the website www.visualcapitalist.com the Portuguese language is the 9th most spoken language in the world and the 6th with the greatest number of native speakers.