Portugal became independent of Spain in the 1100s. Most of the Portuguese in Portugal are Catholics though many do not attend church regularly. Most of them are christened and married in church. As in other western European countries there is much secularism. They speak Portuguese and Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal.
Many Portuguese rent homes. There is a lack of electricity and tap water in the villages. Fish is the most liked food among the Portuguese, especially cod. The Portuguese work in industry and in the civil service. On the Algarve (the southernmost region) they work in tourism. They are classed as being hard-working and friendly. Football is the favorite sport among them. They like going to cafes.
In Portugal there is little violent crime and it is classed as one of the most peaceful countries in the world.
* Scripture Prayers for the Portuguese in Portugal.
* Pray against secularism and that the Portuguese come to a living relationship with Jesus Christ.
* Pray for God to give strategies to attract them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Portuguese poor have their material needs met too.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Portuguese|
|People Name in Country||Portuguese|
|Population this Country||9,474,000|
|Population all Countries||19,636,000|
|Progress Scale||4 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||3 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Alternate Names||Branco; Brazilian; Firingi; Portuguese Jew; पोर्चुगीज़|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Widespread; also, Azores and Madeira autonomous regions. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Portuguese
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1681-2004)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Atualizada (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Corrigida (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Interconfessional (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Todays New Language (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Portuguese|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Father's Love Letter|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus film: view in Portuguese|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Rivka (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||Walk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Open-licensed Bible stories on mobile app|
|Religion Subdivision:||Roman Catholic|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 3.20 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|