Place Name PORTUGAL

TYPE: Country
PRONOUNCED: poor-too-GHAL (European Portuguese), por-too-GOW (Brazilian Portuguese), PAWRCH-ə-gəl (English), PAWR-TUY-GAL (French), POW-too-gal (German), por-too-GAL (Spanish)   [details]

Meaning & History

From Portugale, which was derived from PORTUS CALE, the old name of the city of Porto. The name of the city was later applied to the entire country.
VARIANT: Porto (Portuguese)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Portus Cale (Ancient Roman), Portogallo (Italian), Portugale (Late Roman)