Portuguese language

A language as big as the seas

Currently, Portuguese is the 4th most spoken language in the world, with 261 million speakers. In 2050, it will be 380 million. The official language in the 9 member states of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) and Macao (PRC), the presence of Portuguese represents 4% of the world’s wealth and 3.8% of the population, occupying 10.8 million km2 in 7.25% of the earth’s surface.

Constant presence on the Internet, Portuguese is the 5th language with the largest number of users and the 3rd most used on Facebook. It is also the official language of work in 32 international organizations, including the International Publishers Association (IPA).

Community of Portuguese-speaking countries (CPLP)

In 2016, Brazil assumed the pro-tempore presidency of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP). With the objective of bringing the publishing sector closer to the CPLP and support the diffusion of the Portuguese language in the world, the Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL) has created the Commission for the Promotion of Content in Portuguese Language (CPCLP).

The CPCLP focuses its work on awareness of the importance of the Portuguese language in this historical moment, and acts in encouraging the distribution of books in Portuguese. Formed by editors, academics, and specialists, the group has as one of its fronts the mapping of institutions that teach, diffuse and distribute, or that have an interest in the Portuguese language for the realization of partnerships and covenants.