Portuguese is the official language of several independent countries and regions: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea Bissau, Macau, Mozambique, Portugal, & São Tomé and Príncipe. Portuguese, ranked fifth among world languages in number of native speakers, it also is widely spoken or studied as a second language in many other countries. With more than 200 million native speakers, Portuguese is one of the few languages spoken in such widely-distributed parts of the world. Because Brazil, with 184 million inhabitants, constitutes about 51% of South America’s population, Portuguese is the most widely spoken language in South America.
UNICEF: INFORMATION ABOUT EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Data from countries throughout the world is provided on individual countries and regions of the world on the topics of: Child health, Child Protection, Child Survival, Early Childhood Development, Education and Home Environments, HIV/AIDS, Maternal and newborn health, Nutrition, Sanitation and Water.
This website provides information by country on the topics of: History, The beginning of Immigration, the Modern Era, Significant Immigration waves, Settlement Patterns (Acculturation/Assimilation), Traditions, Customs & Beliefs, Proverbs, Cuisine, Traditional Costumes, Dances & Songs, Holidays, Health Issues (Language, Family Community Dynamics), Education, Birth, Role of Women, Courtship & Weddings, Funerals (Religion, Employment and Economic Traditions, Politics and Government), Relationship with country of origin (Individual Group Contributions), Academia, Government, Media, Organizations and Associations, Museums and Research Centers.
Information is provided on cultures within America and World Cultures.
Some non-CDC partners have translated materials into other languages including Russian, Turkish, French, Indonesian, Bengali, Urdu, and Portuguese. To access these additional translations, please email ActEarly@cdc.gov.
Writing Systems: Constructed scripts, Languages (profiles, how to learn languages, language lessons, language names, language families), Multilingual pages (Useful phrases, silly phrases, phrase finder, numbers, time, colours, family words, terms of endearment, idioms, proverbs, tongue twisters, songs, stories)
This comprehensive developmental chart identifies milestones in listening, receptive (what your child understands) and expressive (what your says) language speech, cognition (thinking) and social communication. A practical and easy to use form supports you in tracking your child’s development over the long term.