#1 Best Guide For Countries And Nationalities In Portuguese

Countries and Nationalities in portuguese

I’ve been traveling all across the globe, and the first thing I get asked in any country is, “Where are you from?”It is funny how people love to know where it is that you call home, and Portuguese people are no different. 

I’m actually Portuguese, and I kind of look Portuguese, so people assume it as well. But for foreigners, knowing how to say their nationalities and the country they are from in the Portuguese language may come in handy. You can even take a step further into connecting with the locals when they hear you try to speak their language and even get a big smile!

If you’re like me, and you love to know a bit of the language of the country you’re in, then this article is just perfect for you. In the following sections, I’m going to teach you how to say several countries and nationalities in Portuguese so that you can say them correctly when you get asked in Portugal.

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How To Say “Countries” And “Nationalities” In Portuguese

Let’s start from the very start. How do we say “Countries” and “Nationalities” in Portuguese? Let’s find out!

  • Country – País (singular)
  • Countries – Países (plural)

Let’s have a look at some basic sentences using these words. If you’re trying to learn Portuguese, these are the words you’ll often hear when you’re engaging with Portuguese people.

  • De que país és? (Where are you from? / Literal translation – From which country are you from?)
  • Qual foi o último país que visitaste? (What was the last country you visited?)

Besides knowing how to say país, you should also know how to say the word “nationality” as it relates directly to the country you’re from.

  • Nationality – Nacionalidade (singular)
  • Nationalities – Nacionalidades (plural)

Once again, let’s put these words into practice so that you know how to use them in real conversations.

  • Qual é a tua nacionalidade? (Which is your nationality?)
  • Eu tenho duas nacionalidades. (I have two nationalities)

Essential Information You Should Know

When talking about nationalities, there are some important rules in the Portuguese language that you must know. Firstly, countries are always capitalized, while nationalities do not necessarily need to be capitalized.

In terms of pluralization in Portuguese, you must use the correct form depending on the situation. For example, if your group is all German, you should say “Somos todos Alemães” (We are all German), where Alemães is the masculine form of the German nationality.

Finally, in terms of gender, Portuguese also differentiates masculine from feminine, so for example, a Portuguese woman is called portuguesa, while a Portuguese man is called português

List of Countries and Nationalities In Portuguese

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If you want to know your nationality or country in Portuguese, just search in the following tables for the translation. Let’s get started!

America

Country (English)Nationality (English)Country (Portuguese)Nationality (Portuguese)
ArgentinaArgentinianArgentinaArgetino
Antigua and BarbudaCitizen of Antigua and BarbudaAntígua e BarbudaAntíguo
BahamasBahamianBahamasBahamiano
BarbadosBarbadianBarbadosBarbadiano
British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin IslanderIlhas Virgen BritânicasCidadão das Ilhas Virgens Britânicas
BoliviaBolivianBolíviaBoliviano
BrazilBrazilianBrasilBrasileiro
BelizeBelizeanBelizeBelizenho
ChileChileanChileChileno
ColombiaColombianColômbiaColombiano
CanadaCanadianCanadáCanadiano
Costa RicaCosta RicanCosta RicaCostarriquenho
CubaCubanCubaCubano
CuraçaoCuraçaoanCuraçãoCidadão de Coração
Dominican RepublicDominicanRepública DominicanaDominicano
EcuadorEcuadoreanEquadorEquatoriano
El SalvadorSalvadoreanEl SalvadorSalvadorenho
GreenlandGreenlandicGronelândiaGroenlandês
GuatemalaGuatemalanGuatemalaGuatemalteco
HaitiHaitianHaitiHaitiano
HondurasHonduranHondurasHondurenho
JamaicaJamaicanJamaicaJamaicano
MartiniqueMartiniquaisMartinicaMartiniquenho
MexicoMexicanMéxicoMexicano
NicaraguaNicaraguanNicaráguaNicaraguense
PanamaPanamanianPanamáPanamenho
Puerto RicoPuerto RicanPorto RicoPortorriquenho
SalvadorSalvadoranSalvador
SurinameSurinameseSurinameSurinamês
ParaguayParaguayanParaguaiParaguaio
PeruPeruvianPerúPeruano
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidadians and TobagoniansTrinidad e TobadoTrinitino
United StatesAmericanEstados UnidosAmericano
VenezuelaVenezuelanVenezuelaVenezuelano

Africa

A-L

Country (English)Nationality (English)Country (Portuguese)Nationality (Portuguese)
AngolaAngolanAngolaAngolano
AlgeriaAlgerianArgéliaArgelino
BotswanaMotswanaBotsuanaBatswana
Burkina FasoBurkinabéBurkina FasoBurquinense
BurundiBurundianBurundiBurundi
Cape VerdeCabo Verdeanscabo VerdeCabo-verdianos
CameroonCameroonsCamarõesCamarões
ChadChadianChadeChadiano
Central African RepublicCentral AfricanRepública Centro-AfricanaCentro-Africano
Côte d’IvoireIvorianCosta do MarfimCosta-marfinense
EgyptEgyptiansEgitoEgípcios
EthiopiaEthiopiansEtiópiaEtíopes
Equatorial GuineaEquatorial GuineanGuiné EquatorialGuiné Equatorial
GabonGaboneseGabãoGabonês
GambiaGambiansGâmbiaGambianos
GhanaGhanaiansGanaGaneses
GuineaGuineanGuinéGuineense
KenyaKenyanQuêniaQueniano
LiberiaLiberianLibériaLiberiano
LibyaLibyanLíbiaLíbio

M-Z

Country (English)Nationality (English)Country (Portuguese)Nationality (Portuguese)
MadagascarMadagascanMadagáscarMadagascar
MalawiMalawianMalawiMalauiano
MaliMalianMaliMaliano
MoroccoMoroccanMarrocosMarroquino
MauritiusMauritianMauríciasMaurício
MauritaniaMauritanianMauritâniaMauritano
MozambiqueMozambicanMoçambiqueMoçambicano
NamibiaNamibianNamíbiaNamibiano
NigerNigerienNigériaNigeriano
Republic of CongoCongoleseRepública do CongoCongolês
RwandaRwandanRuandaRuandês
SenegalSenegaleseSenegalSenegalês
Sierra LeoneSierra LeoneanSerra LeoaSerra Leoa
SomaliaSomaliSomáliaSomaliano
SwazilandEmaswatiSuazilândiaEssuatíni
South AfricaSouth AfricanÁfrica do SulSul-Africano
SudanSudaneseSudãoSudanês
TanzaniaTanzanianTanzâniaTanzaniano
TogoTogoleseTogoTogolês
TunisiaTunisianTunísiaTunisino
UgandaUgandanUgandaUgandense
ZambiaZambianZâmbiaZambiano
ZimbabweZimbabweanZimbábueZimbábue

Asia

A-I

Country (English)Nationality (English)Country (Portuguese)Nationality (Portuguese)
AfghanistanAfghanAfeganistãoAfegão
ArmeniaArmenianArmêniaArmênio
AzerbaijanAzerbaijaniAzerbaijãoAzerbaijano
BangladeshBangladeshiBangladeshBangladesh
BahrainBaharnaBahreinBaharna
BruneiBruneianBruneiBrunei
BhutanBhutaneseButãoButanês
CambodiaCambodianCambojaCambojano
ChinaChineseChinaChinês
CyprusCypriotChipreCipriota
East TimorTimoreseTimor LesteTimorense
GeorgiaGeorgianGeórgiaGeorgiano
IndiaIndianÍndiaIndiano
IndonesiaIndonesianIndonésiaIndonésio
IraqIraqiIraqueIraquiano
IranIranianIrãoIraniano
IsraelIsraeliIsraelIsraelense

J-P

Country (English)Nationality (English)Country (Portuguese)Nationality (Portuguese)
JapanJapaneseJapãoJaponês
JordanJordanJordâniaJordânia
KazakhstanKazakhsCazaquistãoCazaques
LaosLaoLaosLaosiano
LebanonLebaneseLíbanoLibanês
MalaysiaMalaysianMalásiaMalaio
MaldivesMaldiviansMaldivasMaldivo
MongoliaMongolianMongóliaMongol
NepalNepaleseNepalNepalês
North KoreaNorth KoreanCoréia do NorteNorte-coreano
OmanOmaniOmãOmã
PhilippinesFilipinoFilipinasFilipino
PalestinaPalestinianPalestinaPalestino
PakistanPakistaniPaquistãoPaquistanês
QatarQatariCatarCatar
RussiaRussianRússiaRusso

S-Y

Country (English)Nationality (English)Country (Portuguese)Nationality (Portuguese)
Saudi ArabiaSaudi ArabianArábia SauditaArabe-saudita
SingaporeSingaporeanCingapuraCingapuriano
South KoreaSouth KoreanCoreia do SulSul-coreano
Sri LankaSri LankanSri LankaCingalês
SyriaSyrianSíriaSírio
TajikistanTajikTajiquistãoTadjique
ThailandThaiTailândiaTailandês
TaiwanTaiwaneseTaiwanTaiwanês
TurkeyTurkishTúrquiaTurco
TurkmenistanTurkmenTurcomenistãoTurcomano
UzbekistanUzbeksUzbequistãoUzbeques
VietnamVietnameseVietnameVietnamita
YemenYemeniIémenIemenita

Europe

A-F

Country (English)Nationality (English)Country (Portuguese)Nationality (Portuguese)
AlbaniaAlbanianAlbâniaAlbanês
AustriaAustrianÁustriaAustríaco
BelgiumBelgianBélgicaBelga
BelarusBelarusianBielorrússiaBielorrusso
BulgariaBulgarianBulgáriaBúlgaro
CzechiaCzechsRepública TchecaChecos
CroatiaCroatianCroáciaCroata
DenmarkDanishDinamarcaDinamarquês
EstoniaEstonianEstôniaEstoniano
EnglandBritishInglaterraBritânico
FinlandFinnishFinlândiaFinlandês
FranceFrenchFrançaFrancês

G-N

Country (English)Nationality (English)Country (Portuguese)Nationality (Portuguese)
GreeceGreekGréciaGrego
GermanyGermanAlemanhaAlemão
HolandDutchHolandaHolandês
HungaryHungarianHungriaHúngaro
ItalyItalianItáliaItaliano
IcelandIcelandicIslândiaIslandês
IrelandIrishIrlandaIrlandês
LatviaLatvianLetôniaLetão
LithuaniaLithuanianLituâniaLituano
MacedoniaMacedonianMacedôniaMacedônio
MaltaMalteseMaltaMaltês
MontenegroMontenegrinMontenegroMontenegrino
MoldovaMoldovanMoldáviaMoldavo
NorwayNorwegianNoruegaNorueguês

P-U

Country (English)Nationality (English)Country (Portuguese)Nationality (Portuguese)
PolandPolishPolôniaPolaco
PortugalPortuguesePortugalPortuguês
RomaniaRomanianRomêniaRomeno
RussiaRussianRússiaRusso
SerbiaSerbianSérviaSérvio
SwedenSwedenSuéciaSueco
SwitzerlandSwissSuíçaSuíço
ScotlandScottishEscóciaEscocês
SlovakiaSlovakEslováquiaEslovaco
SloveniaSlovenianEslovêniaEsloveno
SpainSpanishEspanhaEspanhol
United KingdomBritishReino UnidoBritânico
UkraineUkranianUcrâniaUcraniano

Oceania

Country (English)Nationality (English)Country (Portuguese)Nationality (Portuguese)
AustraliaAustralianAustráliaAustraliano
Papua New GuineaPapuansPapua Nova GuinéPapua Nova Guineense
New ZealandNew ZealandersNova ZelândiaNeozelandeses
FijiFijianFijiFijiano

Sentences To Practice

  • Na minha última viagem conheci um casal de australianos. (On my last trip I met an Australian couple)
  • A minha mãe é espanhola. (my mother is Spanish)
  • Os tailandeses são um povo muito simpático. (Thais are a very friendly people)
  • Eu sou Cubano, mas vivo no México. (I’m Cuban, but I live in Mexico)
  • Adoro comida portuguesa! (I love Portuguese food!)
  • A comida indonésia é demasiado picante para mim. (Indonesian food is too spicy for me.)
  • As praias gregas são um sonho! (Greek beaches are a dream!)
  • Já alguma vez viste como se vestem os peruanos? Que giro! (Have you ever seen how Peruvians dress? So cute!)
  • Os meus vizinhos vêm de Angola e muitas vezes oferecem-me comida Angolana. (My neighbours come from Angola and they often offer me Angolan food.)

Wrapping Up!

Now you have all the information to answer in correct Portuguese when people ask you where you’re from or where you’re going next in Portugal! Even if nobody asks you, you can use this topic as a conversation starter with the locals. While we covered several translations above, remember that you do not have to memorize all those! Just learn one thing at a time and use it in your interactions with the locals.

And you know what I just realized? As you reach this part of the article, you’ve now officially started your journey through learning Portuguese! But why stop here? Learning a bit more about Portuguese will be super helpful if you’re planning to explore this beautiful European country, try the amazing food, and connect with this rich old culture. If you’re thinking about learning more about Portuguese, then I have the perfect option for you!

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