Dating and marriage customs in portugal
As a result of colonial expansion and massive emigration in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, there are Portuguese-speaking people in Asia, Africa, South America, the United States, Canada, Australia, and northwestern Europe.
Spoken in Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, the Cape Verde Islands, São Tomé, Príncipe, and Macão, Portuguese is the world's fifth largest language in terms of number of speakers. Many cultural symbols of national identity focus on the Age of Discovery and an imagined community that extends beyond the political frontiers of the nation.
The Alentejo, an undulating plain with cork trees and wheat fields, was traditionally an important cash-crop area.
The Algarve is semitropical with almond, fig, and citrus trees. Portuguese inhabit the Azores and Madeira in the Atlantic.
The northwest (the province of Minho) is lush, green, densely populated, and the major source of emigrants.
The northeast (the province of Trás-os-Montes) is more mountainous and is divided into a northern region ( terra fria ) with long cold winters and a warmer region ( terra quente ) to the south.