Portuguese

[pawr-chuh-geez, -gees, pohr-; pawr-chuh-geez, -gees, pohr-]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Portugal, its inhabitants, or their language.
noun, plural Portuguese.
2.
a native or inhabitant of Portugal.
3.
a Romance language spoken in Portugal, Brazil, and a few countries of Africa. Abbreviation: Pg, Pg.

Origin:
1580–90; < Portuguese português, Spanish portugués; see Portugal, -ese

non-Portuguese, adjective, noun, plural non-Portuguese.
pro-Portuguese, adjective, noun, plural pro-Portuguese.
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Portuguese (ˌpɔːtjʊˈɡiːz)
 
n , -guese
1.  the official language of Portugal, its overseas territories, and Brazil: the native language of approximately 110 million people. It belongs to the Romance group of the Indo-European family and is derived from the Galician dialect of Vulgar Latin
2.  a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Portugal
 
adj
3.  relating to, denoting, or characteristic of Portugal, its inhabitants, or their language

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It was the dominant force in the region until the arrival of the portuguese.
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