A new spin has recently been put on the Portuguese language as far as variants of the language are concerned.
The new rules which are set by the Portuguese Language Orthographic Agreement have received new rules which came into effect on 13 May. This is an attempt to standardise the Portuguese language.
The Portuguese Language Orthographic Agreement was signed in 1990 and was implemented in 2009. Schools have been using the new form as of 2011 and official documents have been written in the new form since May 2012.
Official representatives from Portuguese speaking countries such as Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal and São Tomé and Príncipe have signed the Portuguese Language Orthographic Agreement.
Portuguese is the sixth most spoke language in the world and trails behind Mandarin, Spanish, English, Hindi and Arabic respectively.
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