List of Portuguese-language poets

The following is a list of famous or notable Portuguese language poets:





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São Tomé and Príncipe


East Timor

Goa (India)

Galicia (Spain)

See also

List of Angolan writers

This is a list of Angolan writers, ordered alphabetically by surname.

Henrique Abranches (1932–2004), poet

Antero Abreu (1927–2017), poet

José Eduardo Agualusa (born 1960), Portuguese-Angolan journalist and fiction writer

Fernando Costa Andrade (born 1936), poet

Mário Pinto de Andrade (1928–1990), poet and politician

Mario António (born 1934), poet

Arlindo Barbeitos (born 1940), poet

Geraldo Bessa Victor (born 1917), poet

Dulce Braga (born 1958)

António Cardoso (born 1933), short story writer

Mendes de Carvalho, writing as Uanhenga Xitu, politician and Africanist writer in Portuguese and Kimbundu

Lisa Castel (born 1955), writer and journalist

Alberto Graves Chakussanga (1978–2010), murdered Angolan radio journalist

Maria João Chipalavela

Tomaz Vieira da Cruz (1900–1960), poet

Viriato da Cruz (1928–1973), poet

Alexandre Dáskalos (born 1924), poet

Maria Alexandre Dáskalos (born 1957)

Raul David (born 1918)

Lopito Feijóo (born 1963), poet

Isabel Ferreira (born 1958)

Ernesto Lara Filho (1932–1977), poet

Domingos Florentino (born 1953)

Henrique Guerra (born 1937), short story writer

Duque Kate Hama (born 1963)

António Jacinto (1924–1991), poet and political activist

Sousa Jamba (born 1966), Anglophone journalist and novelist

Kandjila (born 1973)

Luis Kandjimbo (born 1960), essayist and critic

Dia Kassembe (born 1946), Francophone writer and novelist

Alda Lara (1930–1962), poet

Manuel de Santos Lima (born 1935)

Amélia da Lomba (born 1961), writer and journalist

Reis Luís, or "Mbwanga" (born 1968), Portuguese-language novelist

João Maimona (born 1955), poet and essayist

Rafael Marques (born 1971), journalist

André Massaki (born 1923), politician and writer

Joaqim Dias Cordeiro da Matta (1857–1894), folklorist

Cikakata Mbalundu (Aníbal Simões) (born 1955)

Manuel Rui Monteiro (born 1941), poet

Agostinho Neto (1922–1979), poet

Frederico Ningi (born 1959), poet, journalist

Ondjaki (born 1977), poet, novelist and dramatist

Ernesto Cochat Osório (1917–2002), doctor and poet

Pepetela, pen-name of Artur Carlos Maurício Pestana dos Santos (born 1941), writer of fiction

José de Fontes Pereira (1838–1891), early Angolan journalist

Wanda Ramos (1948–1998)

Inácio Rebelo de Andrade (born 1935)

Oscar Ribas (1909–2004), novelist

Alcides Sakala Simões (born 1953)

Ana de Santana (born 1960)

Aires de Almeida Santos

Arnaldo Santos (born 1936), poet

Maria Perpétua Candeias da Silva, teacher and short story writer

Rosa Soares novelist (born 1996)

Paula Tavares (born 1952), poet

Timóteo Ulika (Cornélio Caley)

José Luandino Vieira (born 1935), short-story writer and novelist

Uanhenga Xitu (1924–2014), writer and nationalist

Mota Yekenha (born 1962)

List of Portuguese writers

This is a list of Portuguese writers, ordered alphabetically by surname.

Portuguese language

Portuguese (português or, in full, língua portuguesa) is a Western Romance language originating in the Iberian Peninsula. It is the sole official language of Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola, and São Tomé and Príncipe. It also has co-official language status in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea and Macau in China. As the result of expansion during colonial times, a cultural presence of Portuguese and Portuguese creole speakers are also found in Goa, Daman and Diu in India; in Batticaloa on the east coast of Sri Lanka; in the Indonesian island of Flores; in the Malacca state of Malaysia; and the ABC islands in the Caribbean where Papiamento is spoken, while Cape Verdean Creole is the most widely spoken Portuguese-based Creole. A Portuguese-speaking person or nation is referred to as "Lusophone" (Lusófono).

Portuguese is part of the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from several dialects of Vulgar Latin in the medieval Kingdom of Galicia and the County of Portugal, and has kept some Celtic phonology and lexicon. With approximately 215 to 220 million native speakers and 250 million total speakers, Portuguese is usually listed as the sixth most natively spoken language in the world, the third-most spoken European language in the world in terms of native speakers, and the most spoken language in the Southern Hemisphere. It is also the most spoken language in South America and the second-most spoken in Latin America after Spanish, one of the 10 most spoken languages in Africa and is an official language of the European Union, Mercosur, OAS, ECOWAS and the African Union. The Community of Portuguese Language Countries is an international organization made up of all of the world's officially Lusophone nations.

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