244 million people worldwide speak Portuguese
Portuguese is spoken by 244 million people across the globe, according to the Camões Institute. The language of Fernando Pessoa is now the third European language most widely spoken in the world, after English and Spanish. It is the fifth most widely used in the Internet and the third in Facebook and Twitter. Portuguese is the official language of Portugal, Brasil, Angola, Mozambique, Guiné-Bissau, Cabo Verde, São Tomé e Príncipe and East Timor and is also widely spoken in places like Goa, Macau and Malaca.