Introduction to "The Lusosphere"



Lusosphere: the community, that exhibits a cultural affinity; consisting of independent countries in which Portuguese is the official language (Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, S. Tomé & Principe; Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Macau, Goa State & East Timor - sometimes Galicia, in Spain, is included because the Galician language is so similar to Portuguese).


Welcome to the ultra-enriched Lusophonic World!

"The Lusosphere" will be a series of monthly articles that will share historical synopses and cultural features of the countries belonging to the Lusosphere.
Each post will include a video displaying the influence of the Portuguese culture upon the countries it once colonised; and the influence the former colonies had upon Portugal.

But that's not all!
As a bonus, a musical video will be posted, each week, as part of the homage being paid to the Lusosphere!

Enjoy!


May the voyage begin: Portugal

Comments

  1. COOL and INTERESTING! Will be looking 4ward to reading the posts and enjoying the songs he he...

    Have a FAB weekend! ;-D

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  2. Cool!

    A few years ago, I had no idea Portugal influence could be seen as far as Macao! Even Taiwan, I believed, had a Portuguese settlement... "isla formosa", isn't it? I know I mispelled it somehow.

    Anyway, I'm waiting to learn more!

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  3. Sounds wonderful - thanks for inviting us in this sphere - looking forward to the follow up!

    Have a great weekend :-)

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  4. You know what I always remember whenever I come across your name and your blog? Me when I was Ms. Portugal in the UN Day celebration back in 1981. I was 4 then and have a little memory of it now, but the pictures are still in my photo album.

    Have a great Sunday, Max! ;o)

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  5. hi max! that's something to look forward to.

    it's nice to hear that the orange trick is doing wonders to your skin ;)

    yes, i did have a great one and i'm glad you enjoyed your weekend too. according to the news 2 storms are headed here :(

    take care and have a great week ;)

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  6. Hey Amel :D!

    "COOL and INTERESTING! Will be looking 4ward to reading the posts and enjoying the songs he he..."

    Thanks, girl!! It will be fun to listen to and read...

    "Have a FAB weekend! ;-D"

    Thanks, adorable :D! And I wish you a superb week ahead!

    Cheers

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  7. Hey Zhu :D!

    "A few years ago, I had no idea Portugal influence could be seen as far as Macao! Even Taiwan, I believed, had a Portuguese settlement... "isla formosa", isn't it? I know I mispelled it somehow."

    Who would say, eh? Yes, "ilha Formosa" was a Portuguese settlement...Camões even wrote about it!
    No, you didn't mispell it...when the Portuguese arrived at Formosa, they used to write "isla" (before it evolved to "ilha"). Did you know that "Formosa" means beautiful?

    "Anyway, I'm waiting to learn more!"

    Great... I think you will like it :D!

    Cheers

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  8. Hi Renny :D!

    "Sounds wonderful - thanks for inviting us in this sphere - looking forward to the follow up!"

    You are welcome, buddy :D! I think you will enjoy it, Renny!

    "Have a great weekend :-)"

    Thanks, and I wish you a fantastic week!

    Cheers

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  9. Hey Abelle!

    "You know what I always remember whenever I come across your name and your blog? Me when I was Ms. Portugal in the UN Day celebration back in 1981. I was 4 then and have a little memory of it now, but the pictures are still in my photo album."

    No, what do you remember? Oooh, you were Ms Portugal in the UN celebration day when you were 4? How cute!!! What custom did you wear?

    "Have a great Sunday, Max! ;o)"

    Thanks, darling! I wish you a great week ahead :D!

    Cheers

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  10. Hi Liza! :D

    "that's something to look forward to."

    It will be fun at least :D!

    "it's nice to hear that the orange trick is doing wonders to your skin ;)"

    It is, girl! Blessed be it! ;)

    "yes, i did have a great one and i'm glad you enjoyed your weekend too. according to the news 2 storms are headed here :("

    That is great :D! 2 storms!? Oh my...I will pray for you! Everything will be ok!

    "take care and have a great week ;)"

    Thanks, darling! You have a great week yourself!

    Cheers

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  11. Hi Max,
    This is a cool idea. I was sold on it from the beginning, but when you mentioned music - well nothing else has to be said! My ears are salivating.

    What a deal. We get to learn AND hear music. Will this project replace what we all know as MAX or will it be an adjunct to MAX?

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  12. Hi Alexys,

    "This is a cool idea. I was sold on it from the beginning, but when you mentioned music - well nothing else has to be said! My ears are salivating."

    Thanks :D! LOL "My ears are salivating" LOL what a marvellous synesthesia!

    "What a deal. We get to learn AND hear music. Will this project replace what we all know as MAX or will it be an adjunct to MAX?"

    Yes! This project will be an adjunct to MAX!

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  13. Hey Bob :D!

    Thanks, mate!! I'm glad you liked it!

    Cheers

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  14. Hey Looney,

    It is a treat (the first article is out already) :D!

    Thanks for having dropped by!

    Cheers

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  15. Max what a great and unique idea! Sounds exciting and interesting, mind you I already read the latest post, just wanted to leave a message here. and btw Enjoying! Anna :)

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  16. Hello Anna :)!

    Thank you, girl! I am glad you like the idea!!

    LOL and I am glad you left a message here! :D

    Knowing that you are enjoying is music to my ears :D!

    Thanks for having dropped by, girl!

    Kisses to baby Matt!

    Cheers

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  17. Nice... Wait till you come to Malacca in Malaysia. A Portuguese settlement with a thriving Portuguese community! ;)

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  18. Hey Kyh :D!

    Welcome to the MAX!

    Oh yes, Malacca: our poet, Luís de Camões, wrote about it so much! We know it well :D!

    I didn't know we had a Portuguese community there :D! Thanks for the info!!

    Thanks for having dropped by, I hope to see more of you! :D

    Cheers

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