10,000,000 (European Commission 2012). Total users in all countries: 229,945,470 (as L1: 218,765,470; as L2: 11,180,000).
Widespread; also, Azores and Madeira autonomous regions.
1 (National). Statutory national language (2005, Constitution, Article 11(3)).
Beiran (Beirão), Alentejan (Alentejano), Algarvian (Algarvio), Minhotan (Minhoto), Transmontan (Transmontano), Madeirese (Madeirense), Azorean (Açoriano), Estremenho, Brazilian Portuguese. Standard Portuguese of Portugal based on Estremenho dialect (Lisbon and Coimbra).
SVO; prepositions; gender (masculine/feminine); definite and indefinite articles; verb affixes mark person, number; passives; tense; comparatives; 21 consonants, 13 vowels, 11 diphthongs; non-tonal.