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Meaning of Portuguese

Por•tu•guese

Pronunciation: (pôr"chu-gēz', -gēs', pōr"- pôr'chu-gēz", -gēs", pōr'-), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -guese.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Portugal, its inhabitants, or their language.
—n.
  1. a native or inhabitant of Portugal.
  2. a Romance language spoken in Portugal, Brazil, and a few countries of Africa. Abbr.: Pg, Pg.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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