Usage Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Galician, Catalan, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Croatian, Serbian
Scripts Португал (Serbian)
Pronounced Pron. poor-too-GHAL (European Portuguese), por-too-GOW (Brazilian Portuguese), PAWRCH-ə-gəl (English), PAWR-TUY-GAL (French), por-too-GAL (Spanish), POW-too-gal (German)
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.