Hello! West Hartford, a project of West Hartford's new Community Connections group, is a town-wide initiative to build bridges between community members. Put simply, it is saying "Hello" and "Welcome" to each other in one of the many languages spoken by West Hartford residents. There will be a different host and language chosen for each month. Please click on one of the links under "How to Participate" for more information. Among the initiative's many supporters are: Mayor Scott Slifka, Town Manager Ron Van Winkle, School Superintendent Karen List, School Board Member Terry Schmitt, and Celebrate West Hartford Coordinator Helen Rubino-Turco. Hear what Mayor Scott Slifka has to say »
Next month: TBD
Special Thanks to WHC-TV for producing our language video series
Portuguese is spoken by about 250 million people in Portugal, Brazil, and other former Portuguese colonies.
It is the eighth most spoken language and the third most spoken European language in the world.
Portuguese is one of the five most spoken modern Romance languages, together with Portuguese, French, Italian and Romanian.
It was originated in what is now Galicia (Spain) and northern Portugal from the Latin spoken by Romanized Pre-Roman peoples of the Iberian Peninsula, about 2000 years ago.
Standard Portuguese is established on the dialect of Lisbon. Dialectal distinction in Portugal is limited, but the difference between Brazilian and European Portuguese is far wide, including variations in phonology, verb conjugation, and syntax.
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